I’ve seen the news you’re talking about,
someone kicked off a reality show,
a diva’s third divorce this year,
a star, long past her prime,
arrested in Beverly Hills for shoplifting.
No wars, no terrorists, no famines,
no ghettoes, no murders
unless a rap star did the shooting.
None of what I know as news.
And yet, that’s news for somebody.
And that somebody is most of us.
And maybe that’s the real news here.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Orbis, Dalhousie Review and Connecticut River Review. Latest book, “Leaves On Pages” is available through Amazon.