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2018 Best New Talent - Short and Sweet Festival Sydney
2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. (more)

Books: Eclectic story collection Pseudo Stars out now!

Pre-cursor to a collection

My poetry collection Caged without Walls is almost here, so I thought I would pre-empt it with a little number written earlier in the year, not featured in the book, yet seems appropriate somehow.

We can’t stop them, but we’ll always have…

Poetry is intimate             
It’s just you and me
That’s why we’re here
We don’t like crowds
We don’t like pretence
(bullshit thicker than water)
We don’t rush in
Nor find interest in populous viewpoints
That’s why we observe more than most
It’s what makes us contemplate
The broader scope
The inner quandary’s
We are brave
We can see and acknowledge our flaws
Even if they are sometimes shallow
Because we are not deluded
We see more than texture and colour
We exist in truth
We can never get enough
Because authenticity is all we seek
If only it appeared
In other forms
A little more regularly.

At least there’s you and I

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Next post,
Official release.

Until then...