Man on TV drowns out the ordinary
darkness with real darkness. His gift to you
is the goodness of death – not yours, not his –
but for the ones that heroes kill
in breaking news, enemies blasted to dust,
from one week to the next. That's how darkness
really works. It becomes a kind of light.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in the Homestead Review, Harpur Palate and Columbia Review with work upcoming in the Roanoke Review, the Hawaii Review and North Dakota Quarterly.