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by Ivan Jenson

If there is a moral
or a meaning
or a coda 
or a Yoda
or an epilogue 
or a subliminal message
or a higher force
or extraterrestrials
or additional dimensions
or a way to have instant 
replays in slow motion
incorporated into 
any given moment
which went by too soon
or some way to get to Tibet
without having to invest in 
an expensive air ticket
or a way to superimpose
myself into the figure
of Michelangelo's Adam
and touch the finger of God
or some way to not fall
in love at first sight
at least twenty times 
a day just riding in 
a New York City Subway
or a way that I could 
mend the frayed, fragile
wiring of certain strained
not to mention a
possibility of striking
out the bloody world conflicts
which escalate 
like an Escher stairway
to hell
then let me know
I look forward
to your response
be it snail mail
or a viral video
answer projected
across the big 
Blu-ray sky
Ivan Jenson is a fine artist, novelist and contemporary poet. His artwork was featured in Art in AmericaArt News, and Interview Magazine and has sold at auction at Christie’s. Ivan was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to make a painting titled “Absolut Jenson” for the brand’s national ad campaign. His Absolut paintings are in the collection of the Spiritmusuem, the museum of spirits in Stockholm, Sweden.  Jenson's painting of the “Marlboro Man” was collected by the Philip Morris corporation. Ivan was commissioned to paint the final portrait of the late Malcolm Forbes.  Ivan has written two novels, Dead Artist and Seeing Soriah, both of which illustrate the creative and often dramatic lives of artists.  Jenson's poetry is widely published (with over 450 poems published in the US, UK and Europe) in a variety of literary media. A book of Ivan Jenson's poetry was recently published by Hen House Press titled Media Child and Other Poems, which can be acquired on AmazonTwo new novels by Ivan Jenson will be published hardcover and will be available for purchase at bookstores worldwide.  Ivan Jenson's website is: