Literary Yard

Search for meaning

By: John Grey 


within the quote
you’re irrespective of the meaning
that wields it
giving the finger
to the history of English Literature
as taught to you by
Professor who-the-hell knows
it says
an object
is a mere inkling of what it really is
so that within some words
an okra flower strikes a hammer
toadstools appear more radiant than mountains
per the tradition
you’re a messenger
the source of this misunderstanding
known as poetry

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Homestead Review, Cape Rock and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Poem and Spoon River Poetry Review.


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