BLACK BEAUTY, THE LIGHT IN LOUGHSHINNY

  Clouds congregate under summer skies, standing towers, still, waiting for Napoleon’s rise. Up close, only echoes of history hit the hollowing rock below- coming in to slip out with more, in search of possession on another shore. There are footprints on the beach- horses hooves whose metal shoes now feel the rust of the […]

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BETTER THAN NOTHING

  We ate horse, once, at a corner table in a candlelit basement at Juuri’s- everything difficult to distinguish, in a trend filled restaurant where I’d blagged us a table with what you called my Irish charms that your French ones lacked in buckets. Earlier, we’d flown across the water on a large ferry to […]

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CANE DAYS

  Fuck forty approaching, And fuck metal mats, Fuck fractured feet Turning black like rats, Fuck wandering round With a walking stick Exposing the frailties Of this silly old dick, I’ll forget the bruises And broken bones, Bollocks to bandages And swollen toes, I’ll not sit back And fizzle away, So watch out world I’m […]

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