an intergalactic love poem

There once was a girl who sat on the steps
of my apartment building each and every
day

She never spoke to anyone as they passed by
but just smiled
politely

Sometimes she would glance my way
and our eyes would
interlock

Like two stars headed for
an interstellar binary
collision

Our gravitational waves would
pull one towards
the other

And then she would look away
and write in her thick, black
journal

This went on for nearly a year and a half
until one day she was
no longer there

And all that was left was that lonesome journal…


Poetry

We all have a story
to tell
We all have something
to share

No two people’s experiences
are alike
This is what makes each of us
so unique

Our personalities also differ from
one another
Which is instrumental in forming
our identity

Some of us are happy and outgoing all
the time
Some of us are more inward-looking
and contemplative

Some of us like to live life on
the edge
Some of us prefer to play
it safe

Some of us like to blend into
the crowd
And some of us are just
plain quirky

This is why we should…


A short story

When I told my wife that I was seeing other people, she wasn’t as surprised as I thought she’d be. I’m a quiet person by nature and like to spend my spare time reading, tinkering around the house and pondering over the things that interest me. Margaret, on the other hand, is far more outgoing. She is the first one to greet people and make friends while I usually stand back and let her do the talking. Margaret says that I live inside my head too much, but that suits me just fine because I’d rather it that way. She…


Unleash the verse

Poetry is all around us. There are poems in the songs we listen to, the words we read, and in nearly every aspect of our lives. And that’s the beauty of poetry, because Life is poetry.

I started writing poems around the time I first learned to read. Back then, my poems were mainly comprised of simple rhyming verses. But, those verses set me on a journey of learning to play with words, to be more mindful, and to think about life more deeply.

I started by writing about the things that were important to me, like my family, my…


a poem of canine proportions

Alex Godley

Writer, editor, game developer and photographer based in Australia. I enjoy thinking about all things psychology, science, literature, nature and tech.

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