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 two books of poetry: “March” and “The Seasons of Us” (both published in 2019). 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.
Lost in Fields of Dreams
Without the wisdom Of the downtrodden Society is rudderless A weakened link Of nature With a longing thirst For better days There is much To be learned In the muck and mire Of creation There is much to be gained From the damned And there is everything To be gathered From the fields Of history Worn down And trampled upon But rarely ever Picked over
But what In all the world Could have happened To it The end of civilization Dissolving into A land Between two rivers Beneath the clear Glittering crystal Of ancient quartz And the drying Flood planes Of my lost Desire
Returning home On foot Down the winding road Through the village Over the bridge By the old brick mill Chasing dandelion dreams To pass the time And telling each other Our wishes With the future wild And enticing On another Endless summer day Before everything Changed And the new world Spun cold