John Grey

After “My Way”

The Elvis impersonator
adjusted his dark glasses,
pulled in his stomach,
wiped the sweat from his cheeks
and the curl from his brow,
wheeled his cape around
and, as mist rose from the stage,
sequins sparkled in the spotlight,.
he stepped into the darkness
and was gone.

You Know It’s Over When

The one who
would barely let
you up for air
when you kissed
now tries the same trick
with a pillow
while you sleep.