ISSUE 6: WINTER 2017 / POETRY

“Spring” by John Grey

the optimum time
for romantic/employment
opportunities

bird sightings

and pap smears;

if this is going to work,
I advise you to
bury yourself in fresh loam
where possible

and be sensitive to
random communications
from total strangers;

like most of us
who are ruled
by emotion and hunger

be aware of the voices
within yourself –

both conscious and
“what’s in it for me?”

factor them into
your various presentations;

meanwhile,
don’t dump the people
who love you already

or the current job
that pays little
but pays at least;

and don’t act suspiciously
when around forms
and jewelry store windows –

and adhere to deadlines –
they have your best interests at heart.

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