Archive Poetry
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Archive Poetry

she flew my kite
with girlish insolence
on that summer beach
along suburban pathways
through long days
and lasting nights
fed line
to peck Heaven
dance the moon
and
scuttle shipwrecked clouds
she beat my heart
with her avenue eyes
fixed to mine

she didn’t have to
but
she flew my kite

First published in ‘The Crow’
Poems from South Australia,
September 2020, edited by Joan Fenney
i could almost hear
the perturbation
inside his head
that unremitting repetition
of twelve
long
school years
indoors
underpowered
and i imagined
his dream car
filled with mates
knocking about
suburban streets
me thinking
he should be
on the open road
but he’d know
he was still going nowhere

First published by Ochre Coast Writers
in their Anthology, ‘Ochre Ten’
edited by Dr Steve Evans, Oct 2020
contemporary aspiration
places us
among distant stars
exploring the Heavens
populating
colonising and
humanising the cosmos
while closer
in lesser divinities
our homeless
in unsponsored isolation
await mandated relief

such is irony

First published by Friendly Street Poets
in Anthology 44 ‘Kaleidoscope’, 2019
edited by Valerie Volk and Nigel Ford
the police
are busy
dispersing
angry
riotous
righteous
crowds
on streets
in public places
directed
instructed
by lawmakers
who
legitimise
Big pharma
Arms’ traders
Big tobacco
Corporate control

those law enforcement officers
are
after
the wrong people

First published at ‘into the void’ in
“WE ARE ANTIFA” Anthology,
October 6th, 2020 edited by Heath Brougher
‘brutality’
she
like he
loves to explore
the unfamiliar
accessing
behavioural boundaries
discovering and
interpreting
shared experiences
and while questions
drive her search
he, in response,
gently touches
those places
she cannot reach

First published by Ochre Coast Writers
in their Anthology, ‘Ochre Ten’
edited by Dr Steve Evans, October 2020
in
the shadows
it can be
easier
to open up
to relax
and say things
that would mean
commitment
if witnessed
in the light
but

this is just between us

First published by ‘Ginninderra’ in
“i want that in writing”, a Chapbook
September 2020 series editor Brenda Eldridge