Poem for the Birds

birds on a telephone wire

then a car backfires

birds take off
telephone wire sways

I look up
and once again

birds on a telephone wire

like any poet
I grasp for the analogy

meanwhile the birds leave
for good this time

leave nothing but the poem

~ John Grey

John Grey’s writing has recently been published in Agni, Worcester Review, South Carolina Review and The Pedestal, and he has work upcoming in Poetry East and Cape Rock.

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