Ticking Over

by Alex Aldred

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A reading of one of my recently released poems. Originally published by Cathexis Northwest Press, April 2019.


Ticking Over

i have a habit
of finding projectiles
round the side of the house –

splinters of glass where no bottle
ever smashed; plastic scraps
spotting my allotment like a rash;

and, once, a golf ball
from the range across the way,
buried in unmown grass.

i worry that i’m the target
of some far-off assassin’s
mistimed blasts;

or that, perhaps, like a cassette
winding back, these pieces
will someday run together

towards an explosion
in my past, every home
i’ve known at the heart of it


released May 22, 2019




Alex Aldred Lancaster, UK

Storyteller, poet, general layabout. Trying to make things up for a living. Currently based in Lancaster, UK.

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