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Tuesday, June 09, 2020


by Geoffrey Aitken

John Boyega  issued an emotional rallying cry in support of Black Lives Matter in London's Hyde Park on June 4. 'I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing,' the Star Wars actor said. 'Black lives have always mattered.'

is frowned upon
unless morphed
into articulations
for interpretation
by lawyers
for implementation
almost unrecognizable
and impotent
and so
some aren’t waiting
        until it becomes metaphysical

Geoffrey Aitken is regarded as an emerging poet in his home State of South Australia and writes pithy poetry (after a time of poor mentals). He does not dwell. He is older. Recently published in Flashes of Brilliance (US x 2), Aesthetica (UK).