DJ Tyrer – 3 poems 

Burkini: Banned

A simple day out at the beach?
No. Now we measure your modesty
Only, unlike days gone past
It’s too much not too little.
In the land of liberty and equality
Rich white men meet in conclave
To discuss freeing women from male bondage
By imposing laws upon them
Determining what they may wear.
In the bastions of terror
Evil men cheer this victory
A perfect oppression to stir recruits
And justify atrocities.
The rights of the women are forgotten
As all these men draw the lines in their war.






You are not who
You think you are
Keep repeating that mantra
Just maybe
You can convince yourself





Identity (I)

Asking: Who am I?
Question so many ask
Fearing the answer





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 The Rhysling Anthology 2016, issues of CyaeghaCarillonFrostfire WorldsIllumenThe PenScifaikuestSirens CallTigershark and California Quarterly, and online at Makata,Three Drops from a CauldronBindweedPoetry Pacific, Scarlet Leaf Review and The Muse, as well as releasing several chapbooks, including the critically acclaimed Our Story.

DJ Tyrer’s website is at

The Atlantean Publishing website is at


By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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