Two Poems

razor

you say

          give it to me

          straight

          forthright

don’t hold back

that you can take it

no matter the pain

use the knife edge     

you say

          sharp

          pointed

          between the ribs

keep me on my toes     

you demand

that way    

you say

          you’ll know

          i love you

 

symmetry

i was despondent
in childhood
over suffocation
of eagerness

unwelcome
discipline
& unyielding
boundaries

the uncertainty
principles
& so
i wasn’t surprised
by failure
but

i did not anticipate
love.

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Geoffrey Aitken writes in Adelaide, South Australia on unceded Kaurna land as an awarded emerging Friendly Street 'New Poet' whose stylized industrial minimalism shares his lived experience as a wry humorous signature. He is published both locally (AUS) and internationally (the UK, US, CAN, Fr & CN), the most recent next at 'State of Matter', 'Radon Journal' and 'Unnerving' and then in May, at 'Hole in the Head Review'.
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