In the Life Care Center
Death came to stay
I wanted to share my Love
But they kept me away
What a way to go
Sent away to hide
Peering though a window
To The Other Side
They’re not trying to be mean
They’re just part of the machine
Where money fills the holes
In our empty souls
Now the government told me
Practice social isolation
I don’t care what they sold me
My heart isn’t their nation
So I stand outside my final home
Alone to the bone
Inside the virus is spreading
All that we’ve been dreading
In this world of unknowns
That we’re finally shedding
Or offering a welcome....

Chapbook On Viral Infectious  Disease 19
By PoetKen Jones 3-3-20 through 3-22-20

“I weep for the damned eventualities this future brings”
-F Scott FitzGerald

Letter from Quarantine South France 1920

Ken Jones has published 8 full length poetry collections, half a dozen chapbooks and hundreds of individual poems. He performs his original poetry and music regularly. He has been a Finalist for the West Chester Poets Prize, A Pushcart Prize nominee, as well as the 2011 Critics Choice Award winner at the Houston Fringe Festival. The University of Texas at Brownsville has opened a permanent archive of his creative work in their library.

Ken Jones' collection of poetry can be ordered at

Ken Jones Newest Collection of Poetry, 2019

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The biological definition of a "living organism "is one that responds to its environment Ken Jones responds instantly with lightning epiphanies. His creations far exceed the stimulus. Enjoy his responses!

-- thom woodruff, thom the worldpoet

Book Cover Pearls of Passion by KenJones

Pearls of Passion 2014,
a collection of love Poetry

Book Cover- Life Expectancy

Ken Jones

Book Cover - Unutterable Blunders and Palace Disasters-KenJones

Unutterable Blunders and Palace Disasters
published by PlainViewPress in 2006.

Book Cover -Ceaseless Greasepaint in Combat Stance by Ken Jones

Ceaseless Greasepaint in Combat Stance
Published by Slough Press in 2007

Book Cover - Pleadings from the Pleiades by Ken Jones

Pleadings from the Pleaides
(Poetry in the Arts Publications), available at and his latest chapbook is Bones of Rebellion (Brave New Books chapbook series).

Book Cover Dormant Volcano

"Philosophy, poetry, politics, and people, Ken Jones’ Dormant Volcano covers a wide range of topics and expertly at that. Jones combines traditional devices with an experimental twist in order to tackle an intriguing array of subjects. Jones does not stick with what one would expect a poet to stick with in a collection, something I appreciate. The collection, though long, does not get stale, rather it gets more intriguing the
further you go-- some of my favorite poems of the work are in the last section—definitely a collection I could not put down."
—Emily Ramser, Author of I Forgot How To Write

Book Cover - Mr. Karma byKenJones

(Transcendent Zero Press 2013) is a collection of spiritual poetry.

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Ken has created a novelty record of humorous lyrics in multiple genres. "Keepin' Up With the Jones


Ken at Robert Lee Street

His music project Face of the Apocalypse – about Mother Earth's environmental issues was released December 2014