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This week’s Poet’s Corner features poems from Michele Juers of Adelaide giving two views of others – one in affectionate analogy, the other in stark reality.


How can I turn my face away
when yours is so finely formed?

smooth lines
clean curves
refined character

yet kerning
for something more

so for a moment
I will take my rest in you
in your serifs (or lack of them)

look into your Is
and forget the x

your wistful words
so finely set

needless to say
you’re my type.


to one side of the bike
is a shopping bag
hanging over
the handlebars

on the other side
he pushes the bike

at each bin
he stops
and looks

reaching, fetching, searching

through the
yellow-headed bins
looking for bottles
that will give him change
when deposited

I greet him as I walk by
and ponder
what of his life at home
what change
and how?

Michelle Juers is an IT professional who loves to spend time away from the computer screen both writing poetry and hiking. More of her poetry can be found at

 Readers’ original and unpublished poems up to 30 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to A poetry book will be awarded to each contributor.


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