That Man Leaning Against the Table


That Man Leaning Against the Table


He's been at it so long
it's hard to tell
whether it's him
or the table
that's doing the leaning.
Could be he's been standing
up straight all these years.
Could be the world's
at this angle
and only he's been on to it.
He grins when you look at him.
His mouth's like an arm
propped up against his jaw.


John Grey


John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Ariel Chart, California Quarterly and Lost Pilots. Latest books, ”Between Two Fires”, “Covert” and  “Memory Outside The Head” are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Isotrope Literary Journal, Seventh Quarry, La Presa and Doubly Mad.

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