The sky is neutral,
red at the edges –
same for the earth,
red and brown,
for blue lakes
and white snowcaps –
people go about their business,
in the skins they were born with –
some are thinking,
most just repeat what they’ve heard.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Soundings East, Dalhousie Review and Connecticut River Review. Latest book, “Leaves On Pages” is available through Amazon.