In St Bartholomew Cemetery

the carved eyes
of an old roué

gouged and scarred
by weather

stare across

at the chipped
marble face
of an angel
with broken wings

how it was in life
so it is in death


John Grey
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Midwest Quarterly, Poetry East and Columbia Review with work upcoming in South Florida Poetry Journal, Hawaii Review and Roanoke Review.