UNDERGROUND VOICES: POETRY


JOHN GREY

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

His article contains so many errors
and I take strong exception
and he makes much of the fact
and he implies without foundation
and it should be pointed out
and he cites several experts
and does a great disservice
and there is no evidence
and he fails to appreciate
and his statistics are oversimplified
and I would like to offer some perspective
and there are those of us
and there are many
who point out that the conclusions
and the unsubstantiated
and the plain mistakes and falsehoods
in summary I am an advocate of
strong objections
and doubting the sincerity
of his findings.


YOUR TOWN

hair falling over
your face, your shoulders
like the approach of night
and eyes like the bright mile
of a shopping street
that mouth
where the rich people live
Georgian? Victorian?
maybe even a gambling house
behind a barely perceptible smile
some antique shops
sewn into the dress
windows full of point lace
china, pewter
but the breasts
like undeveloped land
beyond the last estate
and thigh forests
so thick that
even after one manís
been through them with his axe
nothing feels chopped down


Australian born poet, US resident since late seventies. Works as financial systems analyst. Published in Slant, Briar Cliff Review and Albatross with work upcoming in Poetry East, Cape Rock and REAL.







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