Headline on TV Station Website

By John Grey

“Police Face Disciple in Moped Incident”

I wonder who it will be.
I hope, for their sake,
it’s not Peter.

One of the cops
might lose an ear.

AFTER THE ACCIDENT
Dulled with drugs
as the doctor sews my head,
and my mother grips my hand,
rabid panic in her fingers,
via a gesture meant to soothe.

SOUNDLESS
At the next table,
I watch a deaf couple
carry on a conversation,
their fingers darting this way and that,
before a shared smile
brings their hands together
in a loving grasp.

How I envy them.
They know what words feel like.


John Grey writes, he says, “Because I have words in my head and Word on my computer.”

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