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d(y)-i(e)v-ing

By Candy Royalle

wondering
on the edge of 36
legs dangling

into an aching abyss
sickness stretches anxiety
chewing gum on the sole of

my shoe
could plunge
end this unknown for another ...

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Ebb no flow

By Candy Royalle

I know you
through this
coastal path
 
tread summer
times we were
                             electric
enervated
incensed
 
the sea a salve
throwing shapes into the sky
white wash trashed
against rocks
 
dipping ...

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The Disappearing 2.0

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Tidal Currency

By Candy Royalle

breakneck blue / bleached spray surging /  crashing / shore is a landing place
/ for souls / stripped of their / …  / everything / girt by sea / shapes on
the horizon / sometimes / a thin straight line / sometimes ...

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Mother

By Kirli Saunders

Mother,
I’ve spent hours now
searching for myself

in the symmetry of your skin
in the blues and greens of your depths.
I watch the sand dance to your ...

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Western Line

By Winnie Dunn

Rooty Hill Station
 
Mum drops me off under
the moldy overpass
drives past Wog fruit market,
Eliza Yu’s Medical and Dental,
Bogan IGA and Ozzie’s Liquor House.
 
My ...

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Longing, Wanting

By Stiff Gins

Longing, Wanting
My edge, a blade
Slice through air, slice through air
No breath, no rain
Stay in wait and wait to fade away

Wanting, longing for
That arm, that ...

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Hunters & Ditherers

By Mark O'Flynn

My brother at ten,
up and over those denuded sunburnt hills,
marching through crisp ferns, his D.B’s wet
with dew, trailing after our eagerness.
City boys a-hunting.

Someone ...

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Heartless Felon

By SCCC Poets

By Dan S. aka Big X

I’m a heartless felon making lyrics, making rhymes now
Compose beat, who’s trippin, and who’s got you whimped out
Show what ...

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Untitled

By SCCC Poets

By Don

“Impress” that’s the way I dress
When you’re down on the ground you need some finesse
“Rubble” that’s what I leave when dealin with trouble ...

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Paradox

By Silverwater Poets

by Siale K.

From paradox to paradox – to increase
           the level in escalating thy
tenderness – of which he no longer gives
        to me
                 No matter if thy gallery shows
        Only ...

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Thoughts in Poem

By Silverwater Poets

by Siale K.

*Denying, but in line and marching for yet
better days hopefully soon shall arise
*faith in yet what I not know nor have yet
not seen yet ...

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ADVENTURE

By Silverwater Poets

by Siale K.

my children asleep as their toys
 start playing back and forth
                 tink tunk tunk tink
coming to life twinkling about
                sitting in a room beating
to make ...

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IT HURTS

By Silverwater Poets

by Siale K.

It hurts being apart from my loved ones
who know me better than I at times
Yes – no doubt these walls in four surround us
to leave ...

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Apricot

By Silverwater Poets

by Lina M.

Tightly squeezed
Rough and dry
Plain to my eye
Taste surprised
Orange with cream
Mmmmm

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Who Jane Austen Really Was

By Silverwater Poets

by Lina M.

Books are usually the first
things that come to mind
Differently at different times
Historical details and events
Letters that her family edited
So evocative for creative ...

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Adam

By Silverwater Poets

by Lina M.

Just came off a visit
It breaks my heart
Being away from you
 
Hurts me to see you
upset without me
 
Always know
No matter
Where you ...

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My 2nd Pair of Eyes

By Silverwater Poets

by Lina M.

Kiss him on the forehead,
for he is my father
The strongest man
Brought me up with
HONESTY, DIGNITY AND PRIDE
Dad, how will I survive?
Open ...

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