John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Examined Life Journal, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Leading Edge, Poetry East and Midwest Quarterly.
ON OUR STREET
We live near a graveyard
where children play
among willows and tombstones
and the ghosts don’t seem to mind.
Our neighborhood is a democracy of sorts.
The sun shines on the living and the dead
This place suits me.
So does that cemetery up the street.
It’s where I will end up someday
but there’s never any pressure.