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BETTER OUT THAN IN

By Christine Anu

I feel gagged sometimes censored of the words I wish to speak
So I close my eyes and in the darkness I’m on a mountain peak

From way up ...

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Crier

By Mohammad Awad

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The Disappearing

The Disappearing has been redeveloped and we invite you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

The Z–A of Crazy

By Alise Blayney

Zonk the over-zealous zeal of your zany zoomorphic zoom
 
You’re yanked in Yonkers, YES!
You get the yolk for yakking down a Fat Yak while
yodelling a yummy yellow ...

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Role Models

By Kobie Dee

Somebody tell us bout the way we living,
some brothers dead and some are sent to prison,
when I was young you couldn’t tell us different,
but then again ...

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Ghost Song

By Jonathan Dunk

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Comic Sans

By Holly Isemonger

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Permission to forget

By Lillian Rodrigues-Pang

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The Queue

By Rebecca Rushbrook

I am standing in line
to petition for somewhere to live.
Thirty six of us, socially distanced,
uneasy as we meet each other’s eyes.
There is one house.
 
With ...

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dark as last night

By Anne-Marie Te Whiu

telephone rings loud
I leave home

looking like someone 
you might want

feel for ridges 
keys in pocket

ribcage against 
lining of coat

I catch a tram 
direct to your ...

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Septic tank universe

By Misha the maniac

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