Self Portrait As A Snowman by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Self Portrait As A Snowman

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I smile. I sing. I babysit.
My words bolster the weak.
To the lost, I point the way.
To the infirm I tell jokes
like the one about
the albino polar bear
who walks into a bar.
The bartender says,
“What’ll it be, Redeye?”
For this am I honored
and for honor we live.
Another year spun ’round
the sun. If you can’t
find magic, make some.


Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is a publisher, critic, eco-activist, and artist, but is best known as a poet. Spuyten Duyvil recently published his 12th book Triple Crown, Sonnets. Wright produces literary events in conjunction with his publication Live Mag!.