Darrell Coggins – 1 poem



Tight-lipped they dance

in windowless rooms


slipped under corpulent arms

drawstring bags of ambition

tight with Gordian knots


Militant men –

they dodge questions

follow correct lines

curdled with blunted beliefs


Loopholed at night

holding noisy parties


gargling self-importance

gagged with deceit –

from open mouths

hollow words drip and spit


Sitting on leather chairs

unable to untangle debate

surrounded by their entourage


careened in dogged dreams


with pudgy fingers

they cut into other things.



Darrell Coggins is a poet, visual artist and musician who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. His poetry has been published in Poetry Matters, Positive Words, The Mozzie, Tamba, Studio, Nine Muses, Envy – Seven Deadly Sins, The Crow and Friendly Street Poets anthologies. Darrell’s poems are of moments seen, heard and felt.

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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