“Summer Months” and Other Poems by F. Jones

Ferris E Jones is an award-winning, internationally published and screenwriter living in Puyallup Washington. His work has appeared in both print and online magazines including as the featured poet for Creative Talents Unleashed. Other magazines include: Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020, Glo Mag, Piker Press, Se La Vie Writers Journal, Write on Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, Degenerate Literature 17, Tuck Magazine, The Literary Hatchet, Warriors with Wings, In Between Hangovers, and many other literary publications. He is the recipient of two grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the Editor/Publisher of Nevada Poets 2009. Ferris has twice received honorable mention awards from Writers Digest annual screenwriting contest. He is also the Author / Editor of ten collections of poetry. You can learn more about Ferris E. Jones by visiting www.inquisitionpoetry.com where each month he features the work of other poets. The goal of this site is to spread the word of poetry throughout the world.

Photography by P. M. Chatelain

A Rainbow in the Clouds

Eyes broken with infection.
The prospect is red-faced,
a spectacle of atoms.
No control, divided.
The home is on fire.
No water.
Swagger is an uncertainty.
Music bows, watchful.
Not everything has vanished.
Remember to glance upwards.
This is just an attack.
Not your home.
Masters, creatures,
are acting.
The constructive order
comes out anew.


Here meets a dead land,
fractured pieces,
in God’s hand.
Deliberate sight,
its trembling ghost,
lands with light,
to offer the host.

Summer Months

Our configured existence
has cycles of ignorance.
Forgetful breeding succumbs,
a fallen shadow frightened.
Hiding crickets, music strums
indifferent, enlightened.
Knowledge with belligerence,
pressure begs for resistance.

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In Parentheses Magazine (Volume 7, Issue 3) Winter 2022

By In Parentheses in IP Volume 7

32 pages, published 1/15/2022

The Winter 2022 issue of In Parentheses Literary Magazine. Published by In Parentheses (Volume 7, Issue32)
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