Is an emerging poet. He has been published in Stylus Poetry Journal, Ink Magazine, Social Alternatives and anthologies in both Australia and elsewhere, with poems forthcoming in Muse Apprentice Guild and LinQ. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.


turning sixty

turning sixty’s nothing new
just more of a nuisance

known as a number
senior citizen cards identify
weaned bank managers repossess my dignity
my penis has shrunk
i’m always forgetting things
and postie just waves

the possums on the roof
scare me more than death

Copyright © 2004 Michael Riley