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 four books of poetry: “March” (2019), “The Seasons of Us” (2019), New Days (2020), and Fragments (2021). 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.
The quiet Grows close On the pond As the sun Dips over the ridge And the snow starts Slowly In the cold scattering Of November’s tears Brisk and remorseful As the things That were supposed to Stay forgotten Streak across the surface Of a bold And regretful sky The time beyond words Becoming us In the twilight Of our knowing
The line between Glamour and the gutter Is a fine one A shiny facade In the face Of certain demise We are precarious At best As we squirm In the light Of a new harvest moon Bright Against the blackness Of our lost And forgotten Design
To believe And not believe At the same time To seek out a new Measurement of truth In the evening And in the morning And as the day spins Into another tomorrow Over and over Again