Category: Poems

  • She Danced – for Joan (Updated Version)

    She Danced – for Joan (Updated Version)

    I pubished an earlier version of this poem in my chapbook Dancing Words, but since publishing that I have learned that there was some inaccuracy in one of my references, so I have updated the poem. This is dedicated to one of my early dance teachers who went by the stage name of Jauhara. She…

  • Words: a poem

    [WORDS]   echo          in                        silence        whisper     secrets    untold    dance              across                          the page             paint   emotions             vibrant   soar              like   birds ignite   imaginations   unleashed   bind   hearts   together    bridge                        …

  • Artistivism

    Artistivism: a poem by JJSK

  • Love

    Love: a concrete poem by JJSK

  • C.GPT_5-Haiku

    A Human-AI collaborative creation by JJSK and ChatGPT.

  • ‘Nuf Said

  • Remembering Rebecca

    It was two years ago today that my friend Rebecca passed away at the too-young age of 42 from agressive leukemia. The example of how she navigated her way through life was an inspiration; so much hard luck (why do some good people never seem to catch a break?), and yet she was always sweet,…

  • Dabke: a poem by JJSK

    Dabke Hand in hand shoulder to shoulder Winding line …

  • She Danced: a poem by JJSK

    She Danced – for Joan. She told me once…

  • Carnivale: a poem by JJSK

    Carnivale – For Bernie. Winding …

  • Poem For My Father: You Are Always

    Happy father’s day! My Dad is that guy that anyone can call on for help with something. Especially if that help involves fixing or building something. He is a caring man that always looks after the people around him This poem is dedicated to him. You are always You are always up for a drink…

  • Poem For My Mother: It’s OK If You Forget

    Happy mother’s day! This poem is dedicated to my mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a couple of years ago. Despite her shrinking faculties, she amazes me by staying postive and even occasionally joking about her situation. It’s ok if you forget It’s ok if you forget where you put it. It’s got to be…

  • Temple Dancer: a poem by JJSK

    Temple Dancer Temple dancer carved in stone Posed here for a thousand years Do your legs ever get tired?