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Untitled and unending - John Grey

she was adamant

poems should be untitled


why give

the game away

before a line is read


and no punctuation

because flow is all


and capital letters

are so pretentious


so lower case your way

through love and politics

and you'll come out

the other side

with self respect

intact


no long six syllable words

no latin phrases

no references to greek myth


plain english

gutter english if you have to


and as for snappy endings

she twisted up her lip

and said


Bio:

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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