Recovering From Last Night – John Grey

Last night is eradicated
by oncoming morning,
a passage of time
softens the roar of the head,
a light recognized between
flickering eyelids
instigates new levels
of energy and hope,
shadows dissipate,
there are no more blank walls,
pain transforms itself
into a face that could even
pass muster in a mirror,
yawns arrive on cue,
clear thoughts manipulate
my facial muscles into a smile,
curious memories
report to the front of my brain,
names and moments,
now and forever more,
or, at least, until the next time.

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Orbis, Dalhousie Review and Connecticut River Review. Latest books, “Leaves On Pages” and “Memory Outside The Head” are available through Amazon.

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