I'm the guy who sits next to you
And reads the newspaper over your shoulder
Don't turn the page
I'm not finished
Life is so uncertain

Given that true intellectual and emotional compatibility
Are at the very least difficult
If not impossible to come by
We could always opt for the more temporal gratification
Of sheer physical attraction
That wouldn't make you a shallow person
Would it?

If Ford is to Chevrolet
What Dodge is to Chrysler
What Corn Flakes are to Post Toasties
What the clear blue sky is to the deep blue sea
What Hank Williams is to Neil Armstrong
Can you doubt we were made for each other?

I understand too little too late
I realize there are things you say and do
You can never take back
But what would you be if you didn't even try?
You have to try
So after a lot of thought
I'd like to reconsider
If it's not too late
Make it a cheeseburger

Here I Am, This Is Me

– Lyle Lovett

Jackson grew up in Hillsdale, a small town in suburban New Jersey. He earned a BFA in Filmmaking from Montclair State University, which helped develop his love of story writing. In the middle of his junior year, he took a brief hiatus to live in the Panamanian jungle where he worked as an eco-tour guide and recreation director. After college, he moved to Denver, CO with a nice Norwegian girl. They quickly eloped, opened a successful art studio and bar, and then, managed to survive the pandemic as small business owners. While his wife ran the studio, Jackson explored several career paths including filmmaking, concert rigging, rock climbing, the U.S. Army, and emergency medicine, among others. The couple have since returned to New Jersey where they live with their dog Putter, and their three-legged cat, Easel. Jackson works as a paramedic and every once and while throws down a few more pages on his new projects.

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Jackson Rezen

I’m gonna live forever. Put it on the stone.