Bones

Rivers
Cutting roots
Through the scream
Of souls
Too much fog
On the horizon
To be seen
As we slink below
Glaciers melting
With increasing speed
Beyond the scope
Of our own slow moving
Until the wild dogs
Of dark valleys
Devour us
Like so many bones
Between our
Losses

John is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of four books of poetry: “March” (2019), “The Seasons of Us” (2019), New Days (2020), and Fragments (2021). His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.