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Feature Poet: John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in the Columbia Review, Studio One, and Tau, with work upcoming in Examined Life Journal, 434 more words

Poetry

Three Poems by John Grey

THE FIRST OF NINE LIVES

Today, any day, we would rather be dead.
No one can answer the question –
“What’s living anyhow?”
The world’s response is this place… 249 more words

POETRY

Enough

By John Grey

Enough is enough. It’s also a strip mall

where the woods used to be. And

a housing estate that doesn’t know from… 229 more words

Academy Of The Heart And Mind

My Health

By John Grey

It’s all screwed up,

that’s what I know.

Working more hours for less pay.

College degree and flipping burgers –

that’s combo number 5. 417 more words

Academy Of The Heart And Mind

The Class

By John Grey

Large and small, dumb and smart,

emphatic strides, indifferent straggle –

the classroom fills.

Some heads stare eagerly at the blackboard,

others twist, bob, whisper. 97 more words

Academy Of The Heart And Mind

SNAKE CHARMER

A Poem by John Grey

Have to wonder how I ever took pleasure before this.
A cobra rising from a basket to the tune of a charmer’s flute. 37 more words

John Grey

I MEET YOUR MOTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME

A Poem by John Grey

She is in exile here.
your mother, the gray-haired female Napoleon,
bestriding this St Helena of a kitchen.
We find her on a rock… 70 more words

John Grey