We Shared a Bed of Broken Glass – J. Ian Bush

I used to have a friend who was full of busted light bulbs some of them I assume were hereditary (his parents were both black holes) but others he collected himself he treated his anatomy like a trash bag shoveled in as much dead light as it could hold once I saw him unhinge his jaw swallow the remains of 100 wits without flinching eventually the pressure of swallowing made the glass snap turned his lungs into a series of stab wounds lined the insides with grains of sand his skin spouted a garden of shards made everything he touched bleed

J. Ian Bush is an Ohioan poet who is interested in the confessional and surreal. Their first chapbook, “Route 23 to Golgotha” was published by EMP books, a small press, in early 2019. Ever since, they have been selling copies online, as well as at live readings. They also run a house venue in their city, where a regular poetry reading is held, as well as other local performing artists. Their work has been featured in various magazines and journals.

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