Author Archives: Stephen Earley Jordan II

About Stephen Earley Jordan II

Author of "Beyond Bougie", "Cold, Black, and Hungry" and many other books. www.StephenEarleyJordan.com

10 Lessons I’ve Learned During My 40 Years

  Only invite an exclusive group into your home/life. Not everyone needs to know what you have. We work so hard that unless we built a substantial relationship years ago, it’s difficult to find friends of substance now. And that’s okay–It’s … Continue reading

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Crumbled Up (poem and photography)

My sky crumbled up, taking the last breath from my parasitic twin. Silence twisted. Still I grieve you.    

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King of Shame (poetry + photography)

  The King of Shame takes a bow, contempts his whores as nighttime cash-cows. They think he cares, but he abhors those he lays at the seashore on a foul mattress with distressing springs left with a scent and a one-night fling. … Continue reading

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Crumbling Blue (poetry + photography)

  I forgot how the day gives solace,  but the moon vows to haul us to that unspoken place– You crumbled blue to the base where weeds grew.  

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Panzer Man

New poem by Stephen Earley Jordan II 1/31/2017. Continue reading

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When the Snow Reflects the Sun

(“When the Snow Reflects the Sun”; 8×10; acrylic; by Stephen Earley Jordan II) When the snow reflects the sun, I follow your silhouette home. As we sit together around the hearth, You hand me a tattered quilt. It smells of … Continue reading

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Haiku and Artwork: Coal Mining

Coal accumulates
Mechanical black lung fails–
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