John Grey: “An Emergency Somewhere”





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.



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)

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