Author Feature: Jairus Bilo's "High Times."

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illuminated vision of a garbage world

something easily captured in these times

hacking the way it was put together

magnificently before us

revealed only when it was fully fermented

this old money bleeds out into us

just a phase is what we can hope for

because damn this is a dark time

to end it all on

but more likely a blip in something

long running and unimaginable

the possibilities equally despairing

for one scene the glib background descends

to highlight the aftermath using scraps

of thought we sprinkled

like thick sticky snow that gathers

easily amongst itself

into another intense display of ice

Posted by Jairus Bilo
Jairus has been published in The Puritan Literary Magazine and has a self-published chapbook released in 2016 called 'Library Poems'. He relies heavily on intuition when writing poetry and is attracted to abstraction as well as meta poetics. He is a Pilipinx who lives on amiskwaciw√Ęskahikan with his two cats Horus and Vivian and works in a public library. His interests include consciousness, people, relationships, and learning Pilipino (Tagalog). If you'd like to learn more about Jairus and see what he is up to, you can visit his website at or follow him on Instagram: @_microlife_

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