one wintery summer

i invite her
to dine with me

a casual occasion

where formally
i shall seek intimate
polite conversation

that wants to explore
the intricacy
of her womanhood

after which
i hope she will join me

somewhere though
i lose touch

and see
she now has plans
to change her name

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Geoffrey Aitken writes in Adelaide, on unceded Kaurna land as an awarded emerging poet whose stylized industrial minimalism shares his lived experience with publishers both locally (AUS) and internationally (the UK, US, CAN, Fr & CN). Most recent US, 'Déraciné Magazine' and Wishbone Words', in the UK.
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