An Emergency Somewhere
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.
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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Image Credit: Chase Dimock “New Mexico Plains” (2021)