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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 websiteSuperTrump and A Wuhan Whodunnit are available to download from the Atlantean Publishing website.

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Poems by DJ Tyrer for morphrog23





Whenever he heard the word

He thought of Harry Potter

Not purveyors of nastiness

And, electronic abuse.

Had Hermione been to hand

She might have explained

The meaning came from fishing

Not Scandinavian myth.

But, regardless

At least he never fed the scum.


© DJ Tyrer





On the hospital ward

In lieu of hope

Consider poor life choices

Man of a certain age

Most at risk

Virus greater threat if overweight

Diabetic or otherwise in poor health

Regret a diet high in fat, sugar

General lack of exercise

Yet, probability isn’t certainty

Possibility of recovery

Escaping ward to home in lockdown

With a chance, at least

To one day step outside

Walk beneath the open sky

© DJ Tyrer