Hollywood Beginning

Maybe you will be
a friend of a friend
who shows up
in the knick of time
right at the end
before the credits roll
and we will
try to remember
each other’s names
and where we
first met
and then I will ask
if you have time
for coffee or a drink
and you will say
“Sure, why not?”
and as if on cue
rain will fall
and we will share
an umbrella
and a few
shots later
it will be clear
this is our own rom-com
and you are my gal
and I am your fella

Ivan Jenson is a fine artist, novelist and popular contemporary poet. His artwork was featured in Art in America, Art News, and Interview, 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 Spiritmuseum, the museum of spirits in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ivan’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 has written two novels, Dead Artist and Seeing Soriah, both of which illustrate the creative and often dramatic lives of artists. Ivan’s poetry is widely published (with over 600 poems published in the US, the UK and Europe) in a variety of literary media. A book of Ivan’s poetry was recently published by Hen House Press, titled Media Child and Other Poems, which can be acquired on Amazon. Two novels by Ivan entitled Marketing Mia and Erotic Rights have been published in hardcover. His website is: https://www.ivanjenson.com.

Ivan’s new thriller The Murderess is now in available hardcover and as an e-book on Amazon. Ivan’s new thriller The Widow was released in March 2022.

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