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John Grey: Followed

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Art by Nancy Soriano 2022

FOLLOWED

 

by John Grey

 

 

I can’t be at ease,

not as long

as I walk these dark streets,

tracked and followed

by a sound.

 

Call it a cough,

a clip-clop,

even a heavy breath,

it’s always back there somewhere.

 

Touch may never come into it.

I could die of what I hear.

 

 

John Grey is an Australian poet, U.S. resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Stand, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Hollins Critic. Latest books, Covert, Memory Outside the Head, and Guest of Myself are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Ellipsis, Blueline, and International Poetry Review.



Nancy Soriano grew up in New York City and now resides in the Hudson Valley. She loves the darker side of art—and life. She is rediscovering her love of photography through her latest muse, her cat Zoey. 

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2022