Poetry: Gummy Jerks by Ken Tomaro

Gummy Jerks

there is a thin slice of anxiety called the sun
peeking through a horizontal slit in the clouds
the sky is a five-layer cake of colors,
heavy with white swirling frosting
the seagulls dotting this confectionary landscape
like candy sprinkles
while the gummy sour patch people 
melt along the sidewalks

Ken Tomaro is a writer living in Cleveland Ohio whose work reflects everyday life with depression. His poetry has appeared in several online and print journals and explores the common themes we all experience in life. Sometimes blunt, often dark but always grounded in reality. He has 4 full-length collections of poetry, most recently, Potholes and Perogies.