On a Nebraska Interstate at Night

by John Grey

out of happiness, wretchedness, truth and falsity,
comes this Nebraska highway,
where wheat has devoured grasslands
and fence posts lead the way —

barely a kink in the surface,
a dip in the horizon,
just a farmhouse, a silo, to measure the boredom
and a car keeping up with the stars —

 

Artist: Natasha Chomko

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Midwest Quarterly, Poetry East and Columbia Review with work upcoming in South Florida Poetry Journal, Hawaii Review and Roanoke Review.