Ted Jean, “untitled”

Ted Jean writes, paints, plays tennis with Amy Lee. Nominated twice for Best of the Net, and twice for the Pushcart Prize, his work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, PANK, Spillway, DIAGRAM, and North American Review.

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the automatic door
of the emergency room
opened with a sweeping gesture
so he wobbled out
onto the dark street

he couldn’t think where to go
so he drove home

but he couldn’t sleep
so he went for a walk
down Stafford Road
in the steady rain
under her little teal umbrella





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