after effect


There are some people
who make you feel
like sweeping
the floor
with the grace

of Gene Kelly
and there are

others who make you
feel like going back
to the square one
of your bed
and hiding
under a pillow
and then there
are those who
inflict their
happiness upon
you like
recent converts
who have just
found out that
Jesus will be
their new roommate
for the summer
but I am
just the sort
that will bring
a twinkle to
your third eye
so that you

can see yourself
as I do
during the spontaneous
of your inner fire


Ivan Jenson is a fine artist, novelist and contemporary poet. His artwork was featured in Art in America, Art News, and Interview Magazine and has sold at auction at Christie’s. Ivan was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to make a painting titled “Absolut Jenson” for the brand’s national ad campaign. His Absolut paintings are in the collection of the Spiritmusuem, the museum of spirits in Stockholm, Sweden.  Jenson's painting of the “Marlboro Man” was collected by the Philip Morris corporation. Ivan was commissioned to paint the final portrait of the late Malcolm Forbes.  Ivan Jenson's website is: