Friday, October 21, 2011

The Grey Man

by G. Jack Urso

i live in a grey house

in a grey city

with grey people

who really aren't there

i go to a grey church

with a grey faith

and a grey god

to match my socks

everyday i go to the grey tower

and i work with grey people

i look outside translucent windows

and i see grey skies

i go home to my grey wife

and my grey kids

they sleep grey sleep

and we make grey love

late in the grey night i always wake

and i rub the grey slumber from my eyes

my grey eyes which chance to see

colors dance on my black heart

"The Grey Man." Inmate art by Michael Nieves, 1994.
Author's collection.

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