Hitching a ride, trusting a partner, marrying the same person three times
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Jared Harél’s debut poetry collection is Go Because I Love You. He plays drums for New York City rock band Flyin’ J and lives in Queens with his wife and two children.
Lonely and a little bored, / I used to donate blood every eight weeks / at the Red Cross across the street / from my studio apartment. / Eyes skyward, arm shot straight, I’d sigh / as a butterfly needle settled on my skin, / its plastic wings drawn to a vein / in my forearm