John Grey

Rowboat

POEMS BY JOHN GREY: Skin, Kicking the nostalgia kick, Rowboat

Skin is a bizarre conversation. / What's it matter that yours is smooth as butter / and hers is as wrinkled as a spoiled peach. / Of all the things to examine under the microscope, / why the mole, why the solitary hair, why the liver spot? / And yet you sit / discussing creams and solutions, / destructive wind, cruel central heating, / the gorgeous evil of the sun. / Your mother believes her death...

John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet, U.S. resident. Recently published in the Homestead Review, Poetry East and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Harpur Palate, the Hawaii Review and Visions International.