Archive Poetry
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Archive Poetry

accept there is application
birthing/multiplying thoughts
from sublime visions
into letters, words and sentences
then crafted essays by great people
conveying revelations/ideas
in manifestoes, legislation,
doctrines, ideologies, philosophies
documented
from the past, to now and tomorrow:
for future generations

sometimes poetry

First published in “New Poets 19”,
by Friendly Street Poets (AUS), 2018.
1967-71
apprentice
fitter and turner

relationships

pressures

pleasures

daily morning story,
bedroom or workshop -
i must choose

dawn vice?

First published by Emerald Publishers
(#3 of ‘3 workplace poems’)
in “Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal”,
March 2020

Note: the Australian product mentioned in “Dawn – Australia” alluded to as ‘dawn vice’ belongs to Dawn Australia who make a bench vice suited to mechanical operations in workshops.
did we really talk unconditionally
in those golden days
of change
liberation
opportunity
or was it more casually
through the music of
his undying and
her eternal
our love taking wings
flying us into tomorrow
unfalteringly
undiminished
because i can’t recollect
the markers, the high tides
or the crosswinds
but
i tirelessly recall
the stolen glances
that would have written those conversations

First published in “Flashes of Brilliance”
edited by Darren White, October 2019;
https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/vespers-geoffrey-aitken/
the trick it seems
is to sleep on it,
overnight it
in such a fashion
that by dawn
and your rising,
it has disappeared
ethered,
vanished,
dissolved and

you can go about your business,
guilt free

First published by Human Rights Australia at ‘Right Now’
March 2019 edited by Sara Navissi
http://rightnow.org.au/creative-works/for-others/
inspired by
electro-tech apprentices
it’s understood
and accepted
there will be
connectivity -
down to the ground:

earthy stuff!

First published by Emerald Publishers (#2 of ‘3 workplace poems’)
in “Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal”,
March 2020
it’s old
before it reaches me
i’m told

the light
the day
the news
the conversation

there’s warmth though
and daylight hours are favourable
still dealing a life force
measured sometimes, in moments

and so
i make the fickleness last
etch notes in my journal
ignore life’s frailty
expand the impermanence
until i have possessed
the full day
calling it mine

as if it were mine to own

First published, ‘Friendly Street Anthology 42’ “Dream-Water Fragment”, 2018
Edited by Karl Cameron-Jackson and Ros Schulz
and then by ‘In Case Of Emergency Press’, “One Surviving Poem 1”,
2019 (AUS) edited by Howard Firkin.