Not-Long Distance It’s easier to love you on paper where everything is polished up planned ahead Where every word walks from your hands to my eyes and looks a lot like sunset Looks a lot like a garden Looks a lot like me In person not so much In person we are messy because our editors took the afternoon off In person we are rash retorts and butting heads Missing oxford commas, and dangling modifiers In person we are brother and sister fighting over the TV remote In person, your words are your thoughts and sometimes they are midnight Sometimes they are crab grass Sometimes they are a rickety dock out to sea I am scared because in person I look a lot like me
Jaclyn believes writing can be a political act. This belief has shaped Witches Mag, her feminist literary magazine, as well as her academic work, her blog posts, and her Instagram captions. Jaclyn’s poetry, personal essays, and journalism have been published in various outlets, including Siblíní Journal, Junto Magazine, and Beyond the Stage Magazine. When she isn’t writing, Jaclyn is usually in Providence, RI, listening to pop music, drinking red wine, and eating a charcuterie board, all at the same time. You can contact Jaclyn directly via email, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read more about her feelings on Medium, http://medium.com/@jacgrifff, and on her Twitter and Insta, @jacgrifff. To read or submit to Witches Mag, visit witchesmag.com.