In This Old Argument by Robert Gregory

The flash is just a jab and gone

the blast is longer

echoes going on and on

 

in this old argument

the thunder must be wrong:

he’s the one shouting

 

Robert Gregory

RG has published four full length collections of poems, most recently The Beautiful City of Weeds (Hanging Loose), and three chapbooks, most recently You Won’t Need That (Willow Springs/Acme Poem Company). 

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