Anarchic impulses
And death below
Empty smiles
In the fading lust
Of summer
With new storms
To consider
On surreal horizons
As blind pigs squeal
In reckless abandon
To the sound
Of a new moon
Tripped by broken roads
And lost passion
As grubby little hands
Reach into your pocket

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 six books of poetry: “March” (2019), “The Seasons of Us” (2019), New Days (2020), Fragments (2021), A Long Walk (2023) and Sojourns (2024) . 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. He lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.