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jengelman

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this is the turning point

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jengelman (Australia) published:

a small thing

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underneath woollen sweaters
and cherry coated pleasures
we stop.
whispers on your tongue,
i watch you crawl, and dance
into a lifetime that is no longer yours.
and i watch the crispness of your breath
seize every opportunity to tell me where i went wrong.
 
this is a small thing.
 
in solitude we are silent,
like a flock of flightless birds.
or a myriad of litigious arguments,
somewhere between hopeless and sane.
when you whisper that line again. ...

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jengelman (Australia) published:

an evening tempest

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By the gardens, beneath the tempest, through the woods, past the silence, underneath the laburnum, sits me and Milo. Our hair is drenched and Milo’s paws are soggy like porridge. I watch as each drop falls into his furry coat, down the follicle, lying the grassy bed. We lie silently, and I hold a chapter of my book in the corners of my palms. I stole it from Them. I watch as the raindrops mould itself into letters and syllables...

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jengelman (Australia) published:

lovers in the evening

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i recall the time we didn’t.
words as vapour,
grains of the northern beach brush through your eyelash.
i tell you
how lucky we were that we did not end up together.
how lucky we are that one of us did something right,
in forgetting.
a child could be heard laughing in the distance.
 
i tell her to watch how it crashes,
how it cleaves in every footprint,
in every moment,
in every sandcastle that becomes marks of the...

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jengelman (Australia) published:

learning my lesson

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these are the bodies which hang
on the ceiling of Clarence street.
my friends, replaced by artificial intelligence
and grotesque shadows lurking behind
these propagated screens.
 
it goes without saying that my education has been in vain.
that i have spent 13 years of my life,
dedicated towards a craft not worth a penny.
that i have spent too many hours crowded over
a report card that does not reflect the outcomes i have achieved.
let them copy and...

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jengelman (Australia) published:

an orange pomander

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tell me,
if you held my hand long enough, would you feel it?
not the gesture – the motion.
the autumn afternoon,
the pastel lips,
the basket of oranges,
the vegemite sandwiches gone mouldy from yesterday’s lunch.
 
this is mount canobolas,
an ash ridden hideout.
a cordon sanitaire of frightful birds,
and unhealthy obsessions
covered in sand.
 
i brush my fingertips through your hair,
but the coarseness blisters my index finger.
and it stings like yesterday’s dinner.
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jengelman (Australia) published:

sydney girls high

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i am resting now.
my body and its size 16 physique is something i critique,
but only in solitude.
i compare myself, but i do not let it define me.
how very unpoetic of me.
 
this is not my education,
this atar Thing does not define me.
i place my soul among the weeds of james ruse high,
just like flowers wilting beneath the sea.
 
they have controlled my mere existence,
i am worth more than a band...

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