Archive Poetry
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Archive Poetry

volume
on
full crank
they exit
the metro
dressed
in discount store
finery
to dance their way
inelegantly
towards
the casino
where
statistically
they will lose their
bankroll
but
for these
kings and queens

whatever
is this day out.
Poetic Sun #ISSUE4 (poetic-sun.com)
do i
bump
and struggle
through
another dislocated
day
or
do i return
to my bed
where guilt
will gnaw
chew
and feed on
my discount store
existence
or wait
for monday sales

            that return so much less

First published by ‘Cacti Fur’ Sept 2021
Edited by Jim Thompson
we plan to own
our memories

to gild them with
metaphor

talk them into years
of togetherness

stalk the indifference
of others

bathe in this story

the poetry of our lives.

Poetic Sun #ISSUE4 (poetic-sun.com)
it takes
precision
for an athlete lifter
to raise
those Olympic weights
into
gold medal position
and so
i stop
think to my life’s achievement
and accept

I have done all I could

First published by Ginninderra Press in ‘Milestones’
edited by Stephen Matthews September 2021
he
didn’t know
i was schizophrenic
& so
blurted out
you could shoot yourself
sending
my paranoia
to the muzzle
of a handgun
in my mouth
barrel
aimed vertically
upwards
to wonder
what i might feel
or
against my temple
&
what sort of mistake
that would be
but
unprompted
& more recently
it’s been the invitation
to steer my vehicle
across the road
into oncoming traffic
which
failed to concern my GP
not abnormal
he assured me
&
again i wondered

how many triggers are there?

First published August 2021 at ‘flashes of brilliance’
edited by Darren White
Poetry: mouth wash by Geoffrey Aitken - Flashes Of Brilliance
this pandemic
musters
medical science
to focus
team chase
in ether
for the cure
for us
freedom’s voice
while elsewhere
shrouded power
angers and
abuses
maintains
fear
anxiety and
control

with only pathology
for comfort

Accepted by Accountability Institute
edited by Associate Professor, Nick McGuigan Department of Accounting, Monash University, Australia
June 2020. Remains unpublished