Recent Published Poetry

Recent Published Poetry

what do you do
when the source

of your inspiration

for your art
and your craft

your scripted
novel creativity
and investment

dries up

and cash cow currency
redirected you
to find and supply

the answers about
the uncertainty
and weaponry

for an escape
from hardship

that diverts guilt
of a crime scene
away from my Ward One

Edited by π.Ο. and first published in UNUSUAL WORK issue 35 May 2023.

it fell today
the idea

that the ocean
was just a cloud

shaking out
its wrinkles

in late rain.

first published ‘Our Days Encounter’June 3rd, 2023 edited by Lennie Cox unpredicted | Our Day's Encounter (

suck momentum
who were you
in kiss chase

opposite in restaurant
adjacent in concert performance

attractive in candlelight
and bathing costume

for eyesight memory
and longing promises

of feet on the dash

until mortgaged suburban vows
said gone missing

who was i

first published  Maya’s Micros, May ’23 edited Daniel Morgan and Maya highland  ‘The Closed Eye Open’ Maya’s Micros Ed. 22 – The Closed Eye Open


my father
was a box

filled with

of poke and punch
or words that teased

in prompts for answers
quickly wronged
or refuted

then requestioned

for answers to quickly routine

as he was a cheese
unready to mature

believing it would
only age him.

first published ‘Impspired’ August ‘23 edited Steve Cawte Geoffrey Aitken – impspired

it is indicative
of life

to breathe

in and out

to oxygenate your blood
and respire
to aspire

for a modern perfection

First published April 13th, 2023 edited by Daniel Morgan 

partnership needs no explanation

to deny understanding

or dispense with regret and remorse

refuses to be concerned
by carelessness

‘not responsible’
is/was/always a card-carrying business

background laughter is misfortune’s rejoinder

the car drives the gets away
beyond criminality
to await a better opportunity

meanwhile devils may care
randomly – indiscreetly - recklessly

while bidding is done
doors open         because it is earned

dishonesty finally steals the last breath.

hungry as ever for tragic poetry

First published at ‘Impspired’ by editor Steve Cawte August 1st, 2023 
Geoffrey Aitken – impspired

100% implausible
the inefficiency

of the machine
with its inability

to feel for itself.

unusual depth   
the added weight
of detail

i wish to report
i skipped stones

and, unable to find Suzie,
i did it alone

was that shallow.

‘unusual depth’ & ‘100% implausible’ first published at Five Fleas May 6th 2023 Edited by Robin/Roberta Beach Jacobsen
Five Fleas (Itchy Poetry)

has called us out

as nuisances
and deviants

since birth

to be monitored
by surveillance

for the ongoing
safe operation of system

maximizing efficiency

that finds and discourages

and deviants

defined only
by criminal records

in households
where teenage angst

congregates around retro turntables.

'keep it quiet' first published September 26th, 2023 Sparks of Calliope edited Randal Burd Jr. Two Poems by Geoffrey Aitken – Sparks of Calliope