John Grey


Another Perfect Beginning

Every morning, I put trust back together,
glue it with sun,
with the rubbing of my eyes,
the taste of breath.

As the day wears on,
people will pick it apart,
the words spoken and those unspoken,
things done and undone,
taking turns at the unraveling.

But here in the chaos of blankets,
in the clatter of senses
reasserting themselves,
it is as whole as it ever gets.

I waken in a place where
nothing is soured,
is spoiled,
where the cursory addenda
"as yet"
still wallows in
yesterday's hindsight.




John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Penumbra, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, “Leaves On Pages” and “Memory Outside The Head” are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Lana Turner and Held.