Jury S. Judge


We do not know who
your bones belonged to

We do not know the life you led,
the teachers who saw your potential,
the parents who loved you

We did not even find
your entire skeleton,

We do not know the
ravens that picked away
your decaying flesh in
an unnamed ravine in
an obscure canyon,

Some of those birds
may have flown far
past many mile markers
to the city park,

With human carrion
rotting in their stomachs,
and been fed crackers
by giggling children.


Jury S. Judge is an internationally published artist, photographer, writer, poet, and political cartoonist. Jury’s ‘Astronomy Comedy’ cartoons are published in Lowell Observatory’s quarterly publication, The Lowell Observer. Jury has been interviewed on the television news program, ‘NAZ Today’ for work as a political cartoonist. Jury’s artwork has been widely featured in literary magazines such as, Dodging The Rain, The Tishman Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, Open Minds Quartely, Blue Moon Review, and The Ignatian Literary Journal. Jury graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014.