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Short Poems

By John Grey

NIGHTFALL IN THE ROCKIES

Bedded down in darkness,
mountains, forests,
turn their back on me.
The scenery
has had enough
of my love.


REGARDING THE TICKET TAKER

He's paid minimum wage
to tear tickets in two,
drop one half in a bucket,
hand the other half back
to the customer.

A superhero movie
awaits you.
This guy's your last known
point of contact
with the real.


BRIGHT MIDNIGHT

June in Alaska

midnight sun

it's been a year
since today
last saw tomorrow


FIRST HIGH SCHOOL ROMANCE 

your hand in mine
is a far cry
from the school lab
where together
we watched
sulphuric acid
eat away a beetle 


THE HUMMINGBIRDS AT THE FEEDER

80 wing-beats a second
just to hover in place --

I’m at the window
watching –

I can’t even remember
the last time
I flapped my arms.

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Stand, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. His latest books, Leaves On Pages, Memory Outside The Head and Guest Of Myself are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Ellipsis, Blueline and International Poetry Review.

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