The American Journal of Poetry
"Strong Rx Medicine"®


Dan Jacoby

sports writers


dislike forrest gump
solicit whores
write poetry after 60
argue godfather versus good fellows
loved hoosiers
natural boring as hell
negative on designated hitter, artificial turf
untainted by amateur athletics
worship at Fenway and Wrigley
and just take one hit
while quoting john wooden
having never read him
sit courtside always
high on weed
bolting down a polish extra onions
declaring the grave digger
was a bad coach, only
concerned about winning
revel in everyones failures
tough on their wives
and game officials
spout batshit crazy bullshit
claiming pope like infallibility




DAN JACOBY is a graduate of St. Louis University, Chicago State University, and Governors State University. He has published poetry in Anchor and Plume(Kindred), Arkansas Review, Belle Reve Literary Journal, Bombay Gin, Burningword Literary Review, Canary, Indiana Voice Journal, Common Ground Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Steel Toe Review, The Opiate, and Red Fez to name a few. He is a former educator, steel worker, and army spook. He is a member of the Carlinville Writers Guild. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He is currently looking for a publisher for a collection of poetry.




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