Acceptable Condition

︎︎︎ Jerome Berglund

︎ April 14, 2021

sometimes I also like a book
that some madman has scribbled all over
doodled pictures across
moderately worn its cover, edges
scratched lines into, starred deliberately
dog eared half the pages
and manhandled atrociously
with tender love and carelessness
evincing definitive admiration for

Jerome Berglund has published short stories at Paragon Press and The Watershed Review, a play in Iris Literary Journal, and poetry in Abstract Magazine, Cathexis Northwest Press, deLuge, the Dewdrop, the Elevation Review, GRIFFEL, Lychee Rind, Meat for Tea, Nine Cloud Journal, Poet’s Choice, Raw Art Review, the Silent World in Her Vase, Tiny Seeds, Wild Roof, and most recently Barstow & Grand.