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Impromptu: Can I stand and poet?

August 21, 2015 - 08:40 -- Admin


Can I stand and poet?

I can stand
And talk
I can stand
And walk
I can even stand
And recite

These are not the same
As poetry
On the night

Is there art involved?
Or the porn of words?
A place of joy
Or a factory of turds?

Made up,
On the spot
God she is good
Damn he is not

Do I have a place?
Dare I save my face?
For later
Always later

The Australian Financial Review – I am the perfect replacement for Mark Latham

August 17, 2015 - 16:10 -- Admin

I sent off this letter to the editor of the Australian Financial Review just after I read Mark Latham had resigned or been pushed aside as a columnist for the Financial Review. If I get time I will expand on the arguments, especially why our newspapers are so narrowly limited in their views and opinion pieces.

Dear Financial Review

This is for you

August 17, 2015 - 09:59 -- Admin

This is for you

The retreat beckons
With meaning or without
A reckoning arrives
My friend, the doubt

Late again, it survives
and runs its hands
To my out side
Nowhere to hide
Not even here
All is fear, all is drear
All is gone, again

The pain of nothing
Where existing is
Love is clearance
For nothing is clear
Did you not hear?