Adulthood

I bought a paper shredder. Eight sheet maximum.
I wear a tie when I use it
because I'm like that,
on the edge.

I parallel park like a genius
and I don't lick my thumb
when I turn the page.






Jace Mortensen
The Adirondack Review
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poemsThe St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poemsThe St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
JACE MORTENSEN lives in Tucson, AZ where he works and writes an organic gardening column for www.drweil.com called "Gardening with Jace".