Lisa Nielsen and Nick Winkworth

The Prospect of News
Nick Winkworth
Inspiration Piece

The Jagged Key
Lisa Nielsen


The jagged key’s anxious dance

I want a moratorium declared
on the loitering of information
and the morgue of offerings
that mock my life.

Have I become so desperate
that I’ll consider
jumping out of planes (despite my fear of gravity),
cruises (despite my fear of the ocean) and
sushi (despite my fear of mercury poisoning)?

Yet, a wish is made that I will open
the portal into my own private universe
and see the bidding
as more than a handful of paper.


  1. Posted June 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm | #

    I love this pair! It echoes my own sentiments about the loads of unwanted information I’m exposed to every day.

  2. Posted June 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm | #

    What Gracie said! Love this pairing!