All posts filed under “Poetry

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How’s your day?

He asks in a text. “Well, this morning I woke in the room I know better than any other washed out carpet, once a pastel blue, now a mix of ink and mud patches that creak on tiptoes, ceramic knob that chinks bold camelia in… Read More

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Changing the if

The world was deafening “Here” it called, “There” it bellowed, “Where?” I cried. And, so, I travelled. To the United States, And disparate states. Torn, but hopeful. 20 years I explored, But I didn’t find home. Peru was too manana, Ecuador too British, Argentina too… Read More

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Holidaying with a boozer

Naked, I sit on the beach unnoticed, As his eyes dart past the present. Alone, I walk to rockpools. He grunts; ‘I didn’t come here to be active.’ Unhurried, I lose track of time. He clock-watches, apprehensive for gin hour. Curious, I book a trip.… Read More

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Death by marriage

Marble Maiden, You’re cold as a grave, Emotions all but dead. Spirit locked in a crypt, decomposing, Pulse hanging on by a thread. The world you wed May be elegant, But, hell, it’s stolen your soul. You’re barely a stencil of what you were, Forty… Read More

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She’s a bunch of freshly picked cornflowers, Thrown into a thick-cut glass jug, As beautifully wild as the students In that skinny blue house on Wellington St. And when the petals fall, she’s the resilient stalk, Holding on in a sterile maternity ward, Stubborn, industrious,… Read More

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The friend I haven’t yet met

We’ll be soaring high over Melbourne, a curious twinkle in our eyes, Confident of our bounty, open to surprise. I’ll love the inner city – its smoky skyline, noisy quiet, Be staying up past nine, and on a meaty diet. You’ll have fallen for the ocean, with… Read More

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26 words a day

1 Sep Nauseous with exhaustion, I did too much today. I do this sometimes, Often, Every bloody day. Will I ever learn? Of course not. Who’d want to? 2 Sep Attractive, In a possibly heterosexual way. Yes, I’m dreaming. He’s certainly gay, or bisexual, like the others.… Read More