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Geoffrey Aitken

Geoffrey Aitken writes on Adelaide’s unceded Kaurna land, an awarded minimalist poet who communicates his ‘lived experience disability’ for publishers [AUS] and [UK, US, HR, CAN, FR & CN]. Recently, ‘STREETCAKE’ [UK], ‘Panoplyzine Mag’ [US], ‘ZinDaily’ [HR] & ‘unusual work’ [AUS]. Nominated Best of the Net in 2022.

It was 2021 when Poets Choice accepted my poem ‘touching truth’ for the Anthology ‘Drunken Moments’ beginning a successful writing and publishing momentum that hasn’t yet slowed. It was the exact start I needed to believe in my ability to create moments allied to experience and Poets Choice hosted it for me and of course I remain grateful. Regular updates help me track the progress of our relationship.

I write about issues filtered through the lens of ‘lived experience’ with an ambiguity that mentions the irony of our lives after forty years living with an incorrect diagnosis and medication for paranoid schizophrenia. It was corrected only three years ago and I now live more comfortably although my confidence took a terrible hit. I am a minimalist as my window onto opportunity has been damaged yet I still grasp enough meaning to share brief images for like minds both at ‘open mic’ and in smaller publications.

Always happy when another day peeks into the morning.
Geoffrey Aitken

Poems

3.3/5

Test Excerpt

Sanju Khan
3.3/5

Don’t walk by my laundry stand, I’ve just hung a thread. Don’t send me a text – I’ll climb  between the lines to look for you. Don’t use that still eye on me, I’ll lose my rest, this incubation. Don’t make shadows play trickery in the space I’ve made

Guinevere Clark
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Phenomentally Hollow By Faith.Marie 62 lines, I was born in 1962 after Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size    But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips,    The stride of my step,    The curl of my lips.    I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman,    That’s me.

Faith Marie RUIZ
3.3/5

Ein wehes Verlangen füllt mein Herz, nach irgendetwas, das mir sehr fehlt. Es ist ein milder, bittersüβer Schmerz, der seltsam wohltut und auch quält. Ich versuche, das Gefühl zu ertasten, um endlich wieder davon frei zu sein, Doch der Versuch, mich zu entlasten, taucht mich in eine tiefe Leere ein.

Helga Schierloh
3.3/5

Bäume und Äste verbeugen sich gebrochen und gebogen, in der Saison nach einem großen Winterfrost. Obwohl er von der Kälte und Taubheitsgefühl umgeben war, entstehend aus dem Grau der Schwarz-Weiß-Farbtöne auf enteisigten Stielen,

Crystal Barker
3.3/5

Bäume und Äste verbeugen sich gebrochen und gebogen, in der Saison nach einem großen Winterfrost. Obwohl er von der Kälte und Taubheitsgefühl umgeben war, entstehend aus dem Grau der Schwarz-Weiß-Farbtöne auf enteisigten Stielen, mehlduzende grüne Eichhörnchen-Ohrblätter zögerlich knospen zart und verletzlich.

Crystal Barker
3.3/5

gray sky cracks apart sun opens its golden eye sleepy dragon wakes

Angela Thomas
3.3/5

You can’t satisfy everyone so just try to satisfy YOU first.

Aristotle Massos

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