Werk-In-Progress

Saeed Jones
Poems, questions, essays, and vibes from Saeed Jones.
Created 02 Oct 2019
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  • POEM: "Alive at the End of the World"
    01 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 41 8
    The end of the world was mistaken for just another midday massacre in America. Brain matter and broken glass, blurred boot prints in pools of blood. We dialed the newly dead but they wouldn’t answer. ...
  • The Joy That Comes Looking For You
    30 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 75 19
    I celebrated the holiday in the Berkshires with a dear friend and his family. The last time I saw most of them in person was 2018. I remember working on book edits at their dining room table that Nove...
  • Personal Growth: Whether You Like It Or Not
    22 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 30 9
    I’m taking the week off to celebrate Thanksgiving and my birthday with friends and fam in NYC. But, since I am very much a Sagittarius, I’d be remiss if I didn’t leave y’all with some thoughts about n...
  • Is The Blues Your Writing Partner?
    18 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 40 6
    Last week, I asked if y’all had questions for me and, wow, you have given me plenty to work with. I decided to start with this question from Ginny because it’s rough out here, and writers and readers ...
  • Winter Launched A Pre-Emptive Strike
    17 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 30 6
    I was fully shook to wake up on Sunday morning and see that it was snowing here in Columbus. Today’s voice note is about that moment of panic — and the many pandemic feelings encased therein — as well...
  • THREAD: Why Can't This Love Be Yours?
    16 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 56 46
    “You remember it’s an internet friend whom you’ve never met so you sheepishly distance yourself from the love still coursing through your brain but, hey, why can’t this love be yours?” I don’t think w...
  • The Friends You Make Online
    15 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 75 13
    You don’t need me to tell you that life online has been a mess, if not straight-up catastrophic, lately. What’s also true is that, even amidst the chaos, we keep coming back. Why? Oh…if only I knew. F...
  • Got a question for me?
    12 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 46 16
    The trees in my neighborhood are being very dramatic this morning. I was really moved by your responses to this week’s discussion thread. Candid, hard-won, searching. Y’all are really doing the work a...
  • Alright, Fine, I'm Really Into Voice Notes Now
    11 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 7
    A picture I took onstage at Otterbein University last night I used to tease my buddy Isaac for sending so many voice notes to our group-text. Okay, I still tease him. But I have to admit that I’ve com...
  • THREAD: It's Not Over Until It's Never Over
    10 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 127 76
    “It’s not up to me when I get to stop crying.” I wrote the poem “Date Night” because I wanted to honor the after-life of my experience with grief. My mother died ten years ago and, though much has cha...
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