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.
Toward vast Expanses of space Fragments of knowledge Over time The faint whispers Of an ancient race Sky guides Monoliths And writings on stone Treasured caves Of not so primitive art Suggesting long forgotten Openings Through modern walls Back to us
Distractions in Arles
In the yellow house Off the square By the medieval gates And the railway bridge Behind the faded Green windows Of despair I sit by the dwindling fire Thinking of your soft Pale skin The winter’s light Streaming onto the floor At my feet As the room grows colder And my breath hangs On the still brumal air Distracting me From visions too intense For this world
In the transubstantiation Of myself Unto myself Walking where The wild mushrooms grow Down paths Into valleys Through the trees Where the copper creek Runs to the pond By the big marsh field With bulrushes To the sky And my heart sinking Without you