EDITOR’S CHOICE: Watching Me Watching You – Poem by Robin Ray

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD: Bringing some of my favorite previously-published poetry back to the front page.

Poetry by Robin Ray

Yellow vlei rats, all-seeing
paladins, track me through the
maze intent on exposing my lies.

My near-perfect circles of BB’s
ricocheted into Mr. Trueblood’s
window. The lingering shadow

of my soccer ball on Mrs. Pierce’s
roof. My shopping cart crater in
Mayor Kim’s car door. Squandered

juvenescence, haunting me via
miniature ebony eyes. Thought I’d
shrouded past indiscretions, traded

guilt for survival to become a dauphin
of myself. Better call the exterminator
before the maze ceases to unfold.


About the Poet

Robin Ray, formerly from Trinidad & Tobago, resides in Port Townsend, WA. Educated in English Composition at Iowa State University, his works have appeared at Aphelion, Red Fez, Neologism Poetry Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, Spark, and elsewhere.

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