bar none

I stand firmly
on shaky ground
and I am quite sure
about my ambivalence

and if you corner me
about my spiritual beliefs
I will tell you
that I’m no angel
and if you want
a definitive statement
to quote me on
I will mostly
stutter what I utter
and because I am
neither scientist
nor meteorologist
you could say
I am highly
unqualified
for the
contorted position
of the yoga master
of the limited scope
of your universe
which you
wish to expand
in fact the only
thing I can really
offer you
is a drink or two
during

Happy Hour
with the hope
of later becoming
the designated
driver of
your desire


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: www.IvanJenson.com. Image macro edit by Philou.