Maria Assuredly // John Grey

more important than what you thought was yours
naked as unspoken words of a bright, upturned mouth
why do the facts crack so thin
beautiful inhumane stacked high with so much why?”
tight sparkly costume submerged in streets and idle chatter of men,
leaping quickly into swirls spirals eddies.
drifting apart from everything streaming over eye-piercing cobalt skies
drifting toward the soul of Apollo passed into a swan
and taco bell


John Grey is an Australian born poet. Recently published in Slant, Southern California
Review and Natural Bridge with work upcoming in the Kerf, Leading Edge and Soundings East.