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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CAST OFF

– Along the river bed, long running with water already washed through our hands, – long is not the hold we have to harbour, – long running with this water no longer light at its level, no longer smooth along its sands, – along this bend of river I cast into the current, like a […]

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NO KNOT CANNOT BE UNDONE

Day 21 National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo Pulled are we (OFF; no more) from under and over and pushed (panting) by fleeting fate when we fail to trust (when THRUSTS grow frail) and the body rolls off, recoils and the mind rethinks, returns. Let go, did you, of that hand ONCE held in that taxi […]

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PAIRED IN PARADISE

We walk on soothing sands in far flung foreign lands that sweep seductions  over sky and sea, we see, in loving hands, golden wedding bands, no tighter knot any sailor ever made, we walk on beaches of borders blue, better blues than any blue has ever been, a better bond than any eyes have ever seen, […]

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CARVED IN

  You are carved upon the lines, carved upon the seat, carved upon the branches and the roots and the shoots of the tree that stood before you, carved upon the life, carved upon the heart, carved upon the tears and the tissue and the memory of the mind that holds you, your scent is still […]

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