Aidan Coleman

Long Division

Hips on stereo in all their veracity:
could poetry be that inflatable

logo? Take the juiceless fruits
of day labour and a white

goods salesman’s leaden chicanery.
Among exhortations on the aisle

untaken, a single phrase flashes
its beautiful teeth.

Proper Opera, a Rom-com

Laws I follow
your lead

in breaking
we kiss

the lights turn

with recidivism

Aidan Coleman is currently writing Thin Ice: A Life of John Forbes and his third poetry collection, Mount Sumptuous,will be published on Wakefield Press later this year. He is a member of the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide.
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