THE SHADOW OF LIGHT

  Light is changeable. Can be changed. Exchanged. We cut down stress in the back garden of our woes, in the back garden so neighbours cannot see our fears spread out across the lawn. We stew it out in solitude so we can shine later after the dust has found its antidote, after the touch […]

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A BLACK CANVAS

  Mum tells of no moon tonight, as if it’s been lost, as if the darkness will never rise and the sun will weep at the thought of never catching another break. We cut an apple tree in the back shadow of the front garden yesterday but left the root, to remind it, perhaps, of […]

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COLOUR ON CURT CORNERS, PART 4; CHAPEAU!

  Hats hang on hooks, headless hats, harbouring hope to be held on high like fine feathers that flit and flutter for the fervour of flattery. Ornate orange unobtrusively oscillates towards an overdue ovation. Chapeau! All Words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly Audio version available on Soundcloud:

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LISSOME LIES LIFE

  Time waits for shimmering snows to melt into memory like kept kisses from lost lips. Time waits for saturated skies to seek sustenance in blushing blues since stolen by frantic frost and fragile freeze like drawers deserted of his clothes and her shoes as the wind whips the chasm carelessly. Time waits on the […]

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SOOTHING SOULS

  Mass has passed and dolled up dames roam the rues with coiffed up curls and cardi’s over shoulders in summer as Scholl’s sooth souls soles, widows window shopping for treats to tickle time that has left them behind. All Words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

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LONG DEPARTED

Nothing, Noting the minutes ticking by, The light descending into darkness, Today becoming the memory of tomorrow And yesterday, so long departed. Nothing, Waiting for the phone to ring, A job to emerge into my job, My home to change into your home, And this city to be over, long departed. Nothing, Twitching toes and […]

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ALL THE LOVERS

A thought for all the lovers All those perfect precious pairs, The ones with hearts all hopeful The we’s, the us’s and their’s, A thought for all those holding hands Keeping couples connected, Who sneak a kiss along aisle 5 Who tempt and tease, thrust and thrive, A thought for all the cuddles, The spooning, […]

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