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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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John Grey

Small Town USA

Old Farmer Bones
rotates his crops,
plows old corn
into the ground
to make way
for a fall barley harvest
while, at the parade site,
cops hustle some kids smoking cigarettes
out from behind the VIP stand.

John Grey is an Australian born poet and short story writer who is resident in Rhode Island (The One Sentence State).

John Grey

Roadkill USA

It’s such a relief
that my guts are not
scattered all over the road,
and that I never have to know
the embarrassment
of being nothing more
than what people see me as.

 

John Grey is an Australian born poet and short story writer who is resident in Rhode Island (The One Sentence State).

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.