The JM stands for John Milton. In college, I had a real love affair with the poet. I came very close with pursuing an academic career studying him, but that quickly ended when I enrolled in grad school during my first year living in New York.
I was merely a minnow in an ocean of sharks. I hadn't anticipated the fierce competition I was faced with when I started taking classes at CUNY. I quickly lost interest, not to mention, confidence and decided Milton was best left reading in the privacy of my own bedroom.
This poem was inspired by his work Samson Agonistes. I highly recommend reading him. He was/is a real genius.