John Grey

MULCH

Another November,

leaves drip from branches,

their green days,

even that brief romance

with pastel colors,

all behind them,

as they spiral toward

the graves of their ancestors.

Wild flowers have long

retraced their steps back into the earth,

taking their perfumes with them,

grasses merely imitate grass.

The dead rot in wounds where they lay.

It’s supposed to be cyclical…

a cruel joke on a neighborhood crumbling

Bio

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in New Plains Review, Mudfish and Spindrift with work upcoming in South Carolina Review, Gargoyle, Sanskrit and Louisiana Literature.

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Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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