Ode to Truckloads
I’m sorry/ motives upset me/ speculation is more my field/
blame sits snugly inside every tragic death/ extinction’s
just a case of faulty engineering/ like migrant songs/
sun-violence/ truckloads of the dead/ the shame avoids my eye.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Penumbra, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, Leaves On Pages and Memory Outside The Head are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Lana Turner and Held.
See more of his work in 9.3