Post-It Notes From Malthusia DAY NINETY-SIX – Day of the Squibs

A selection of shorter poems for your delectation



Juliet Antill

The Shift


Darling at Arms;

darling at arm’s length,

homme bien aimé, mal armé

who treads the ammonia’d wards.

Darling – come home.

The crowned one runs amok.

Your amphora of care runs dry,

your hands are raw.

Ambrosia grows hard to come by.

Jo Colley

Haiku #7


A loner. Yes, true,

I like my own company

or at least I did.


David Mitchell

Dimming Down


Once truths are waning moons

that light the brittle page;

darkness always falls,

and lasts an age.



Juliet Antill lives on the Isle of Mull where, in normal times, she teaches mindfulness. Her poems have appeared in Magma, The North, Antiphon and New Writing Scotland.


Jo Colley is a UX designer and poet, with an interest in the digital presentation of text. She also makes poetry films and artefacts, blogs about clothes and produces podcasts, and is the co-director of Blueprint Poetry Press. She has three pamphlets and three full collections of poetry, the latest of which, Sleeper, was published by Smokestack in February 2020. Twitter @jocolley Insta: #jocolley


David Rudd-Mitchell is an occasional poet and writer; his work has appeared in magazines including Allegro, BLERThe Projectionists Playground, Simply Haiku and Zen Space. His work also appeared in chapbooks including The Black Light Engine Room’s Co-Incidental 05 and anthologies including Poems From a Green and Blue Planet edited by Sabrina Mahfouz.


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