Old Love Letters

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By John Grey

frayed yellowing testimonials
to long neglected innocence
pressed sadly to the lips
while crumbling in the fingers

WOMAN ON A NUDE BEACH
her color
deepens
in all directions

MORNING
a high wire
greeting card
of crows

ALONE IN THE CITY
when there’s no one else
the city must be my lover –
in lieu of flesh
I stroke the darkness

___
John Grey’s work has recently appeared in The Tau, Studio One and Columbia Review. He has work upcoming in Naugatuck River Review, Examined Life Journal and Midwest Quarterly.

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