Let Me Say This Again Even if I’ve Said it Already


By John Grey

In this world
where I married you
I would do it again
           if we just met
           on a railway platform
           me about to step onto the local
           you waiting for the express
or in a restaurant
with different partners
           or in the rain
           you with an umbrella
           and me without
the thing is
that even if
fate didn't deliver you to me
I would give it a second chance
or a third
or a fourth
           some people are just
           too damn satisfied with what they have
what I am saying is
that if I were satisfied
then I most surely would not be.


John Grey is an Australian poet, United States resident. Recently published in New Plains Review, Big Muddy and Sanskrit with work upcoming in South Carolina Review, Gargoyle, Owen Wister Review and Louisiana Literature