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Light and Shadow

I was here gazing

you were moping shuffling doom’s deck


missing none of three 3-dimensional blue

in your chair you read from long-dead poets


I listened to the first & best of things

you were schooled by the end the coffin blows


a gardenia in a terra-cotta pot stood upright

against the expression of your face

insinuated self-harm


on Buddha’s gold highway thumbed a ride

your true religion demanded one shovelful at

a time


sunlight & geese sermon silent running

commentary

you dripped like boots by a door




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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