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  • John Grey

A Stuck Pig's Invitation

I am a man in love with your youth

I labor I sweat       but may I still


Think me crazy why not? lead me on

why not?

like it was       is my only description

I’m watching a boat sink in dark waters

I’m under the clock the archway a crow


Shoulder to the rose       sniff the wheel

I gossip       from my mouth to an angel’s ear

Laughter & love sink down among you

bewitched       by the glow of disbelief

Waste not       shade and filter

disappear with the fate of nations in my grip

In a waltzer’s prison I learn my lines

imagine a land       of casual invites

It is ordained       the stuck pig will live


giggling waves       drown then sleep

About John Grey:

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in New World Writing, North Dakota Quarterly and Lost Pilots. Latest books, ”Between Two Fires”, “Covert” and  “Memory Outside The Head” are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in California Quarterly, Seventh Quarry, La Presa and Doubly Mad.

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