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John Grey

Walking Home in Winter

It’s a damnable thing,
this light that may as well be dark,
that suspends the distant cottage
in an evasive, erratic glare,
that casts dispersion even on
my slow trudge back to all I know,
taunts that, beneath me somewhere,
lies the ice I’m bound to slip on.


John Grey is an Australian born, US resident poet.


 

John Grey

Getting into My Car, Mid-Winter

A hand-warmed key
turns in an iced-up lock,
every millimeter begrudged
by the chill around me


John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident who’s been recently published in That, and the Dunes Review.


 

John Grey

Marriage

Marriage didn’t sneak up on me –
not with the earthquake
and so many of my old friends
disappearing in the cracks –
but I am struck by a palpable repetition
       to where I sleep,
       where I eat my meals.


John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident who’s been recently published in That, and the Dunes Review.


 

John Grey

Landing at Green Airport

I’m dashing by delirious faces,
don’t want to think about them
for the entire state of Rhode Island
is beyond the next wall,
full of information
on where I live,
who I love,
what I like to eat
or watch or listen to,
the kind of stuff
only Rhode Island can know.


John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident who’s been recently published in That, and the Dunes Review.


 

John Grey

A Conspiracy Theorist
Sits Beside Me on the Bus

Someday, maybe
the FBI will watch
his every movement,
listen in to his every thought
but, for now,
the crazy guy who sits next to me
on the bus
will have to be
content with
my apathetic hearing,
my incurious observations,
my undisguised impatience
to get to my own stop.


John Grey is an Australian born, US resident poet.


 

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.
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