A dusty landscape

An image in beige and brown

Hungry for water

Cattle moving languidly

A bruised sky promises rain


Originally published in Tigershark






Brand the generous

Pump them then pump them some more

Cold call all year long

All that matters is income

Death is the only escape


Originally published in Carillon




Food, Glorious Food


Food, glorious food

Sing it loud, sing it proud

To all the dishes we could allude

Time to eat, pick a treat

Food, glorious food

Gorge for all you’re worth, expand your girth

Never let the facts intrude

Gobble the stuff, there’s never enough

Of that food, glorious food


Originally published in The Pen




Mr Banks


Nominative determinism:

A blessing or a curse?

Robert Banks:

Born to a life of crime;

Shotgun in hand

He heads out to

Rob Banks.


Originally published in Carillon


© DJ Tyrer


Bio:  DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing, was placed second in the 2015 Data Dump Award for Genre Poetry, and has been published in issues of AmuletCalifornia Quarterly, CarillonThe DawntreaderHaiku JournalThe Pen, and Tigershark, and online at Atlas PoeticaBindweedPoetry Pacific, and Scarlet Leaf Review, as well as releasing several chapbooks, including the critically acclaimed Our Story. The echapbook One Vision is available from Tigershark Publishing’s website.


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