Some Other Thing by Mark Young

Some Other Thing

Putting aside for the
moment that all things
were at some other time
some other thing, I set
out on a dance that may
or may not have been
Ray Charles singing
When your lover has
gone, a poem spread across
two pages, the glaze on
a Japanese bowl, water
caught by sunlight, snow
on low mountains, or
a crow croaking its anger
from the next door
mango tree which has
not yet come into flower.

Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia. He has been publishing poetry for over sixty years, & is the author of around sixty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, creative non-fiction, & art history. Books published so far this year are from 1750 words, from SOd Press; sorties, from Sandy Press; & The Toast, from Luna Bisonte Prods.

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