IN MOTHER’S GARDEN

  Mother, the path has been puzzling and there are patterns now, penetrating patterns once thought impossible, entwined around veins, like vines that vie for vittles’ on walls already wavering, on buildings bare as if each brick banished is a breath broken, Mother, I carry more now than before but fragments have flown, not yet […]

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BLACK THREADS

  Worthy. Are we worthy? Are you? I am not worthy to receive you. I am not worthy. These are not the words of any wizard, of any wonder, of any wonderful god. Wonderful does not whip us with worthless. Wonderful does not teach worthless words. Worthy. I am not worthy… These are the words […]

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WHO WE ARE

  I came out; a silent scream to summon a voice, screaming, a hunger wanting to be heard. I came out; a kept cry, cold to comfort, aching, a cry looking for compassion, I came out in a time changing, I came out from a boy learning, I came out to let go of a […]

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CRACKS

  I had you, for a while, at hello till I turned out to be someone you didn’t know as the sun set and the shadows slipped over uncertainty, like obscurity was a form of security to cover those curt corners you’ve learned to conceal instead of trying to heal, concerns you’ve turned into crutches, […]

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FOLD

  And further we fold deeper into flesh, finding favour with all that is now familiar, with all that has chosen to linger.   And further we fold into commitments now concerned with connections; I will fight dragons for you, I said and you laughed once but now you listen for the flapping in the […]

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I, YOU, ME

  I, you, me, I, you, me, fear, fight, fade, I, you, me, black, white, grey, I, you, me, happy to harbour hope, I, you, me, happier heaping hurt, I, you, me, birth, life, death I, you, me, unique below the uniform, I, you, me, straight, gay, unboxed, I, you, me, happy, hopeful, hurt, I, […]

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OVERTAKING

Today is the 2nd year anniversary of part 2 of my life in Paris. I moved here on July 17th 2015. I first moved here form Dublin when I was 22. At that point I knew as little about anyone in this city or the city itself as I did about myself. Two years later […]

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