When my crockery crashes
with such irksome croaking
my mind disperses its thoughts
running spaghettis through the colander
I think back about my timing
flailing my arms, maybe hours will stop
I was 17, reaching out an ink donor
couldn’t find anything different
than my flickering shadow
plunging into the night
before the day was over
I used to chase thunderstorms
like kites breaking out their sky
always running at breakneck speed
on the slope of my anxiety
every time falling onto a night
arriving too early, disintegrating the light
leaving me electrocuted
Aldo Quagliotti is a London-based Italian poet. In 2019 He published his first collection of poems, Japanese Tosa, published by London Poetry Books. The anthology debuted in October 2019 at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall and has then been promoted throughout the London open mic nights such as Flo vortex, Paper Tiger, Poetical Word. Last October He published his second Poetry collection, Confessions Of A Pregnant Man (AlienBuddha Press).
His poems have also been published in italian anthologies, such as Il suono del silenzio 2008 and 2008, and Brazilian magazine (Revista Torquato). Nationally, his work has been included in English anthologies such as Reach 253, Murmurations, Cannon Poet Quarterly, Poetry In The Time Of Coronavirus, The voices Project, The Writers Club, Fleas on the dog, The Materialist , The Essential anthology, Word Doodles, Ponsersavant, The Raconteur Preview, The Orange Blush zine, Lion and Lilac, Unheard Poetry, Poetic Unity, and Literary Magazine. Recently, He has been selected as one the poets representing the Poetry Corner as part of the Kesington+ Chelsea Art Week in London (1-11 October).
With a diploma at the London College of Media and Publishing, He also reviews music and writes live reports on Peek-a-boo magazine and Gigsoup. He also offers reviews and genuine feedback to emerging poets/musicians on https://quaquaversalweb.wordpress.com/.