Jenny Enochsson

Göran’s Jaunt

göran is a-walking 
a bouncing bus appears
jeering eurasian jays 
on the side mirrors
chauffeur with lava cheeks 
and guttural voice
says you should have bought 
a ticket in advance you cretin
göran grasps eel-like handrail 
avoiding vibrating vinyl seats 

pinscher in glasses 
and blanket sleeper 
windows hidden behind 
advertisement shrouds
ceiling behind string lights 
passengers look lethargic 
especially the truants  

göran’s wife says 
he does not get out much
when he gets home 
he will tell her about his jaunt

Jenny Enochsson (born 1976) lives in Uppsala, Sweden. She writes fiction and poetry. Her pieces have been published in several online magazines and anthologies. Furthermore, Jenny has maintained and participated in literary, collaborative projects on the internet. She is the editor of the new online literary journal Tistelblomma: https://tistelblomma.com/.
Homepage: Jenny Enochsson: https://jennyenochsson.com/.
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Blogger Jack Galmitz said...

You have an original, inviting use of language.
I like the poem, the small quotidian details of it and how you sum it up into something larger: the wife advising the walker and his day trip he will tell about like a hero's journey.
Very nice. Thank you!

7:04 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Thanks a lot, Jack! So glad you liked it. The original use of language might have to do with the fact that I usually write in Swedish. :)

1:12 AM  

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