his name / was Billy –

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by John Grey

dead guy
in the club bathroom

choked on
his own vomit

his name 
was Billy –

only last night
I was saying to a friend:

“his name is Billy” 

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Soundings East, Dalhousie Review and Connecticut River Review. Latest book, Leaves On Pages is available through Amazon.