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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.