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.
Through the thick Calcium fog Of morning Into the chaos Of awakening light To search for shadows Behind the sun Over stepping stones Across rivers of change To the open wound Of quiet creation To wring diamond tears From the fabric Of fear tightened eyes And to shake away The tattered cobwebs From tomorrow’s Slavering sky
Juno and Cronus And the two faces Of Janus The obscured mannerisms Of hopeful centuries Twisted Into the grotesque Distorted And illogical In the strangeness Of the unexpected Mad creations Of souls in decline And the sudden sanctity Of pure demise
Way Back When
In the backwaters Within a vision of solitude So profound As to be Something else Something solid In our hands With deities Tripping down From the mountain Over the golden desert Through echoes of tradition Where we once Believed in magic And our own Infatuations With the truth