John Grey


Today, she snapped
at her caregiver husband
for nothing more
than bringing her
a bowl of broth.

But beyond her bed
was a doorway to the world,
the solar system,
the universe.

He was standing in the way.
She merely yelled at him to move aside.


John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Examined Life Journal, Evening Street Review and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Leading Edge, Poetry East, and Midwest Quarterly.