The Restless Diplomat by Jacob Arasim

The Restless Diplomat

Jacob Arasim

 

Bethany, your nights are so long

And you cannot tell what’s wrong

Your threads touch only the ground

Dragging dirt, rain, where you wound

Puzzled, knowing there is no connection.

Everyone is clay, a smothering depression

Are you fat? Lazy? Forward? Tell me

Otherwise torture yourself—but you see

Desperation conjures mindless avoidance

And retreat to a shallow, pretentious disturbance.

“Fuck them all, good riddance anyway”

And perhaps wander like the stowaway

On the smelly bus eating a molded peach

Grasping to the sweets of confounded beseech.

Albeit other voices, gestures are sour

You have the nurturing power

To stand and outwait the arrogance

Leaving this pit to attend your patience.

 

 Jacob Arasim is a recent graduate from Boise State University, where he studied extensively in the English and Theater department for five consecutive years. He has been writing poetry and fiction since he was five years old, always poised to improve and develop the most fascinating stories. Poetry is as important to him as any chapter that unravels in his life. To Jacob, it's a medium that invites a reflection for the soul, a therapeutic procedure that exercises not only his creative voice as a writer, yet the personal, intimate experiences that transpire within the craft. Jacob especially wishes to share these experiences with his readers. 

Jacob Arasim is a recent graduate from Boise State University, where he studied extensively in the English and Theater department for five consecutive years. He has been writing poetry and fiction since he was five years old, always poised to improve and develop the most fascinating stories. Poetry is as important to him as any chapter that unravels in his life. To Jacob, it's a medium that invites a reflection for the soul, a therapeutic procedure that exercises not only his creative voice as a writer, yet the personal, intimate experiences that transpire within the craft. Jacob especially wishes to share these experiences with his readers.