Jaz Persing is a writer, singer, and human living in Los Angeles. She works in television when she can. The rest of the time she’s just looking for a dare-to-be-great situation, hoping she can put a good dent in the world with the mess of broken love, vulnerability, and words she has. In the meantime, she’s immensely grateful for God and the many good people around her that make it all seem feasible.

Archetypal Man

I can forgive heartbreak
For the price of a story worth telling
But leave me bored
And I will kill you where you stand
For this there is no mercy

Disaffected, disengaged I will stand
But give me enough mystery to paint your backstory
To imagine you’re Spiderman
I know, you can’t get involved emotionally
It’s just what the Green Goblin wants

Leave me, flake on a date
But first you had better
Have given us a moment that could be shot in Cinemascope
Give me a few lines
A few lines in breathless speech
That I will later own

I can handle your trouble
But spare me your typical
Just hand me enough mystery
To spin enough noir

To dream of you disappearing
Into a trenchcoat
To work that case that you’ve been following too far
Some demons you couldn’t let go
You’ve been on the force too long

Then I can be the femme fatale
Or so I hope
To carry a little mystery myself

Because I won’t settle for melquetoast either
I am the goddamn protagonist

Sidelong Sicklove

Smoke Kiss