Poetry: Selections from Harker Jones

Nature Boys

his voice, raspy
sears my retinas

his rough hands
his musky throat
his crooked teeth

russet eyes burn the dark
searching the sky for meaning,
or a soft place to fall

tentacles of light
reach through a violet twilight
hunger rapacious


He didn’t come,
the love of my life

So I created him

I gave him money and beauty
and kindness
and soulfulness

I gave him love
Undying, forever love
Enviable, once-in-a-lifetime love
Exceptional, extraordinary love

And then I took it away

He didn’t come
the love of my life

So I created him

and then I destroyed him

Harker Jones is the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling love story Until September and nine screenplays, revealing truths through humor and horror. His short thrillers Cole & Colette and One-Hit Wonder have been accepted into more than 60 film festivals combined, garnering several awards. He was managing editor of Out magazine for seven years, spent two in gay porn, and worked at Disney Publishing. He’s a member of both Mensa and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, loves cats and carbs and would like to be a one-hit wonder but would settle for being killed in a slasher movie. You can find him at Twitter: @harkerjones and Instagram: @harker_j