John Grey: “An Emergency Somewhere”

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Sky

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An Emergency Somewhere

Sirens wailing,
an ambulance rips a hole in afternoon silence.

The ceramic horse on the mantel had a stroke.
The decanter on the kitchen table was assaulted.

You’re clutching your stomach.
I press my hands to my head.

But the ambulance passes by,
the sound fades in the distance.

There’s no emergency
in what we have.
Just contentment,
as always.

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About the Author: John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Orbis, Dalhousie Review and Connecticut River Review. Latest book, “Leaves On Pages” is available through Amazon.

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More By John Grey: 

Move On

Downsizing

Maud

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Image Credit: Chase Dimock “New Mexico Plains” (2021)

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