Wednesday 12 June 2024

One Poem by John Yamrus

 



she


was not

your typical

girl next door.

to begin with,

she had a name

that sounded like

a bottle of cheap perfume.

but,

she did have

the knack of knowing things,

the most

important of which

is that nearly everything

in her life started with an ending.

just

not this.

she knew

this was a door

that would not stay open long.

it

was now,

or

never.





John Yamrus - In a career spanning more than 50 years as a working writer, John Yamrus has published 39 books. He has also had more than 3,500 poems published in magazines and anthologies around the world. A number of his books and poems are taught in college and university courses. He is widely considered to be a master of minimalism and the neo-noir in modern poetry.  His two most recent books are the memoir THE STREET and a volume of poetry called PEOPLE (AND OTHER BAD IDEAS). In addition, 3 of his books have been published in translation.




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