There’s just two days left of Bot-tober, so here’s the last of our bot poems to get you through. You can learn about our resident bot and read the earlier poems here.
SOUNDTRACK TO HAUNTED WRITERS this nostalgic late-20s audience seems closer to defeat relationships restrained shipwrecked in narcissism oblivion like some sort of vapour like pretending everyone remembers the world fumbles pauses in a quiet cafe fading amid routine: a young sigh a cigarette between psychologists poetry like ritual coruscations scattering fish in mainstream queue petty anxieties in the rain break slowly for your memories a world a moment you watch or maybe: you don’t By Raelee Lancaster
MUSIC FELL ASLEEP memes and books until dusk lenses of poetry we're in this world drawing on our gleam with swearing scream between packing movies while we're universities of being misunderstood seemed ridiculous to imagine this porn grenade could actually replace light then candy turned cold music fell asleep bridges without bruises blossom into intolerance the water of our bodies decided not to keep moving my mouth corpses your dreams squealing into a blue dearth of dumb dragonflies above sheets plunging uncontrollably outgrown cartoons of drug waves boiled knife once felt clean now tendrils around clocks synchronised to smoke more like bemused forests of tourists performing every bloodstained ballerina dreams By Sean M Whelan
Raelee Lancaster is a poet, research assistant and creative producer based in Brisbane. Her work has appeared in online and print publications including Overland, Rabbit, Voiceworks and Scum. She tweets @raeleelancaster
Sean M Whelan is a writer, DJ, marriage celebrant and podcaster. His podcast, More Than A Whelan, is themed around writers responding to creative prompts. Send him a prompt and he might write a poem about it.
Maeve Baker is a Melbourne based animator, illustrator and comic artist. She struggles to put down her pen, seeking to communicate relatable content in interesting ways. Maeve is currently employed at 12Field Animation Studio and on an array of freelance animation projects for clients in Melbourne and Brisbane.