The milk sun combs uncombed fields
An atonal chorus of geese concert invisibly directly overhead.
The illusion of softness
In the graceful curving hill-scapes,
Rust carpets of oak leaves,
Before it is broken by an insincere tittering of human voices.
Marc Janssen lives in a house with a wife who likes him and a cat who loathes him. Regardless of that turmoil, his poetry can be found scattered around the world in places like Penumbra, Slant, Cirque Journal, Off the Coast and Poetry Salzburg. Janssen also coordinates the Salem Poetry Project, a weekly reading, the annual Salem Poetry Festival, and was a 2020 nominee for Oregon Poet Laureate.