The Colorado Branch

a ring of stars foments
brass aspen staffs
to inhabit the wind
from the frozen north

dusk is blue of mountain
white of river
and light from faces
on a coppery porch

people feeling the same
as they have
two hundred years

take the photo now
call it
“those who know what it is like to love”

beyond the fence
critters swallowed
by holes in the ground
or coming snow
or the upturned splendor
of the dying leaves

* * * * *

John Grey is an Australian-born poet, but has been a US resident since the late seventies. He works as financial systems analyst, and has recently been published in Xavier Review, White Wall Review and Writer’s Bloc with work upcoming in Poem, Prism International and the Cider Press Review. John Grey has been published recently in The Talking River, South Carolina Review and Karamu with work upcoming in Prism International, Poem and The Evansville Review.

His other contributions to the Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.

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