how quickly the sheep

shoulder forth

consensual pawns

Imagine being different

being the leopard,

gorgeous exception.




Note: (This found poem originally appeared on the author’s personal blog, chocolate is a verb | colors, flavors, whims and other growing things. To see the full image of the poem, click here.)




J.I. Kleinberg is artist, poet, freelance writer, and co-editor of Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington (Other Mind Press, 2015). A Pushcart nominee and winner of the 2016 Ken Warfel Fellowship, her found poems have appeared recently in Diagram, Heavy Feather Review, Rise Up Review, The Tishman Review, Hedgerow, Otoliths, and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and blogs most days at thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com.