Archive Poetry
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Archive Poetry

we deny
free-world corporate control
a population crisis
automation’s arrival
and our rampant consumerism
but
when a young
articulate
informed female
organizes her thoughts
and her generation
around a planetary crisis
         we cry foul and bay for blood

First published in Coral St Artspace in Victor Harbor,
in _this breath is not mine to keep
Opening Exhibition Oct 9 - Nov 21, 2020
‘another anomaly’
we over purchase
in today’s
world
clutter our lives
with heat seeking
wants
that measure
of our materialism
promising fulfilment
wrapped seductively in
immediacy
and comfort
while tip-shops
and landfill
gluttonize
our self esteem
with used productry

purpose built

First published in the Effective Living Centre Anthology,
Poets Corner, "From Our Desks"
edited by Jude Aquilina, Louise Nicholas
and Russ Talbot October 2020
this is an age
of imperatives
sharp
brutal
momentary
sounding unresolved pasts
in affected behaviour
with invective
for vindication:
identifies that power shift
to the neo elites
and their brusque money
while they
scorned and vengeful
walk ownership
into tomorrow
where
            sorry, is not an apology

First published in Coral St Artspace in Victor Harbor,
in _this breath is not mine to keep
Opening Exhibition Oct 9 - Nov 21, 2020
‘causality
time regularly
voices
its inexactness
suggests
intimately
it has moved on
announces our failure
to embrace currency
spotlights
the empty bus shelter
or sits beyond reach
until sleep discomfort
reinforces
        that inability
        to control the dream

First published by ‘The Closed Eye Open’ Nov 2020 Edition II edited by Daniel Morgan
The Closed Eye Open – An exploration of consciousness
it is difficult
to store water
in cupped hands
but
that is an expectation
for many
for those without vessels
without means

i saw it in a metaphor

Highly Commended Mindshare Awards
‘Emerging Published’ Category
mental health awareness week 2020.
‘figuratively’
migrant status
in my adopted country
attracts curiosity
returns uneasiness
distracts me constantly,
while bullies
attend me from unseen distances
and i am often that finishing line
for insult
and derogatory laughter
while uncertainty shadows me
from dawn
when i dress each day
           in my target shirt

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