The Hairbrush Poem

Where is the hairbrush
where are the keys
where is my heart
my soul
my yearning for a soul
Where is the hairbrush
keeper of lost hairs
clinging to the bristles
with my dna
the proof that I was here
in this moment
with only you to read me
meandering on about my hairbrush
meandering on about life
as an observer
an imperfect camera.
The tree falls in the forest
without a sound
The hairbrush does not exist now
It will exist for a moment
when I find it.
It is in the other room
which doesn’t exist now
but will spring to life
when I enter
looking for the

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Carter Jackson Art

Carter Jackson Art

Art by Carter Jackson.
Carter Jackson is a young emerging artist from Clarksville, Tennessee. This abstract piece is his first offering to Artvilla. It shows remarkable use of color and expression. The use of complimentary colors is both correct and natural. Abstract pieces are hard to name because the meaning is up to the observer. Abstract artists display the emotion of the moment.

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Don’t Fall Off the Edge of Love | Poem by Jools Elphick

The Edge of Love

Don’t fall
off the
Edge of Love

Take the Money
Take the Time
Take the Piss

Don’t Fall
off the
Edge of Love

No Sleep or
Bad Sleep
Chaotic Thought

Don’t Fall
off the
Edge of Love


The Centre


You won’t

Fall off
The Edge
of Love

c Jools Elphick (2016)

Music by D M Jackson

Bitter Brew Poem

Hope is not a plan
said the boss man.
The team is doing it all
and you have the ball.

Do you know
or do you think you know?
Let’s not ride the fence.
We called this morning meeting
about your confidence.

It is our objective
of performance management
To scientifically measure
your performance percent

Our tape is new
We’ll roll it true
We’ll find out for them
what a team player,
you’ve been.

Oh didly don’t
and diddly do
I’ll fill your coffee
spoons for you
but what will come
I’m sure is true
is a bitter, bitter,
a bitter brew

Janet Kuypers’ September 2017 Book Release Reading at Austin’s Half Price Books 9/6/17

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    September 6th marked a September 2017 Book Release Reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “a Pick for the Future” from cc&d magazine and “Carpool” from Down in the Dirt magazine.

    Beause May-August 2017 issue collection books were also released from Scars Publications, Janet Kuypers also had the opportunity to read selections from one of the performance art sections within the cc&d issue collection book “Nothing Lasts” as well as haiku and poetry from the Down in the Dirt issue collection book “Random Thoughts”.

    Because there was additional time at the end of the multi-feature poetry reading event, Janet Kuypers also read material from her 2017 book release “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems” as the finale to the Community Poetry @ Half Price Books reading in Austin.

Janet Kuypers writings read from “a Pick for the Future”:
Mapping the Way to True Love
Years, Centuries, Eons

Janet Kuypers writings read from “Carpool”:
Exempt from the Draft
You Know What I’m Talking About (2016 grateful edition)
Only an Observer

Janet Kuypers writings read from “Nothing Lasts”:
a New Life
My First Time
Falling from the Sky
Questioning Creativity Through the Cosmos

Janet Kuypers writings read from “Random Thoughts”:
out there
ever get it back
Oh, She Was a Woman

Janet Kuypers writings read from “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems”:
Verge on Meditation
Elusive Imaginary Creature
Newspaper Ink’s the Blood of a Dying Species
Your Imaginary Soul Weighs 21 Grams
The Truth is Out There
Visions Were Justified

visit for a full listing of not only these videosm but also a series of images from this live reading.

Up Against the Wall Poem

Up against the wall painting
Up Against the Wall by David Michael Jackson

Up against the wall mf
spread your legs
come from nowhere into
this fleeting time space which
also exists in
a trillion trillion
other places
can I be any smaller?
I am a quark,
a tiny particle
surrounded by
I am energy surrounded by energy which is
Up against the wall mf
it is not there

………….dmj…….6.30.19….year 21 of Artvilla