Jakob Baumann

Tanisha Anderson

a magnanimous mother

hush her barefoot frantic
steps, her toes could go
numb and cold.

in a prone position
in association with
ischemic heart disease

ain’t no worries for tonight,
we’ve seen this side of
her before.

and
bipolar disorder
with agitation

if it really comes to
it, we can ring and
call for help.

in association with
physical restraint
sudden death


Jakob Baumann is an aspiring nomad going to college in the city of Boston. Though unpublished, a few dinks of poetry have been dear to his life. To find him, trackers recommend baiting him with his favorite treat: blueberry marmalade.