Words I Wish for

Words I Wish for

by Jeffry Brown

ISBN: 9781608805211

Publisher Eber & Wein Publishing

Published in Literature & Fiction/Poetry, Literature & Fiction

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Book Description

Contemporary American Poetry

Sample Chapter


My Porch


Bright lights flash red on passing car tops,


illuminating green growing from square yards.


Dark things hiding come out to play,


as sirens lead my ears along the street.




The loudest moment has passed,


my fastest heartbeats have slowed.


Darkness returns under Jupiter.




A dog shakes off his sleep.


He does not remember the leash,


and takes a quiet stroll down the sidewalk.




Such a great night for me—


From this broken porch,


I feel the rain touching my face.


The sky has gracious timing.




And you too have arrived,


as I have expected,


waiting for words at garden’s edge.


If we are left wanting more,


then follow me


as I follow the dog.




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Author Profile

Jeffry Brown

Jeffry Brown

My mane is Jeffry Brown. I currently live in Fargo, ND. I usually write contemporary American poetry. I studied creative writing at Chemeketa Community College. (Salem, Oregon) I have traveled most of the continental US, Alaska, and parts of Canada and Mexico. My inspiration comes from the many peoples, places, and strange circumstances offered by life. Feel free to visit my website,

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