Poetry Corner: ENJAMBMENT

Introducing a new series of poems by Julian Matthews. Julian is a writer and Pushcart-nominated poet published in The American Journal of Poetry, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Borderless Journal, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Dream Catcher Magazine,  Live Encounters Magazine, Lothlorien Poetry Journal and The New Verse News, among others. He is a mixed-race minority from Malaysia and lived in Ipoh for seven years. Currently based in Petaling Jaya, he is a media trainer and consultant for senior management of multinationals on Effective Media Relations, Social Media and Crisis Communications. He was formerly a journalist with The Star and Nikkei Business Publications Inc


By Julian Matthews

In a Monday jam
and I think — enjambment
If only like a poem I could move my
car to another line
Head to the beach
soak my feet
in unstressed syllables
curl myself into a tiny shell
while waves of punnery wash
over me
carry me to an island of alliteration
where winds of consonance blow
breezy with endless shores of

line breaks

and space


to rest my weary assonance
Finally forever free to craft my perfect pathetic sonnet to thee
and devote the remaining days to the rhythm of the pentameter, iambic
rather than drown in this da-dum da-dum da-dumb

First published in Dream Catcher Magazine, York, UK.

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