John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Stand, Washington Square Review and Floyd County Moonshine. Latest books, Covert, Memory Outside The Head, and Guest Of Myself, are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in the McNeese Review, Santa Fe Literary Review and Open Ceilings.
Last Observation of the Bay Before Nightfall
a tired, ancient sun,
sails like golden parchment,
the slow salty breath of the sea,
a few more moments
of natural light,
until the dark of penance begins.