John Grey

Race-Car Driver

He’s at the wheel,
helmet for a head,
fire-suit for a body,
while large silver pipes
like dragon mouths
with roaring red breath
pursue him
on an oval track,
lap after lap after lap.

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Fall/Lines, Euphony and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Cape Rock, Poetry East and Midwest Quarterly.