he never touched the guitar again,
but it stayed in sight like a trophy
(look at who I used to be)
and inside the photo album
he didn’t recognise himself,
stuffed with panadine forte.
her agenda slipped from the purse
and onto the table,
a fortune cookie going to mould
eyes lined 3mm short of insecure,
and a skirt that said everything
a kiss couldn’t.
Ashley co-founded Egg(Poetry) in 2002, which sadly ceased publication in 2006. He is currently studying Arts and Education at Monash and ‘sings’ for his band kingfit. His first collection of poetry is ‘pollen and the storm’ released in 2008. ashleyandbrooke[at]bigpond[dot]com