On a Role

The Director of Victory kept the future in mind.
The moon’s bad luck gave the writers a tool.
They ran the website and loaned out their tears.
The money was endless where they lived.

No writer knows how to work with people.
They were moving against the pull of tragedy.
They hired an understudy to their frustration.
Progress only led to more mess.

They wrote for tabloids and stick mags
and waited for an end to Victory.


Poet. Author. Beard. Husband. Dad. Four chickens. Dog. Cat. I can sometimes fix my lawnmower.

Posted in new poems, poems
3 comments on “On a Role
  1. Mark William Jackson says:

    This is cool Adam. There is always a danger when writers write about writing, I have tried to air my own frustrations with the craft only to generate more frustrations, but you have captured perfectly the trials of a writer’s life.

  2. nathan curnow says:

    Hey Adam

    I really like this. lines that have a stregth/autonomy alone, and when linked together create connections strange and intriguing in how they relate and disrupt. very cool mate!

  3. Adam says:

    I like it. I want to hear it performed too.

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About Adam

I'm a dad and the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

Bookings for public appearances can be made through Booked Out Speakers Agency

This website was created on Dja Dja Wurrung land.
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