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Ogham poem: Straif/Sulfur

The keeping of secrets, and the smoke rising from the match that lights the candle that illuminates the room, that ignites the bomb that clouds the street with sulfur and you won’t know which one it will be. A hidden … Continue reading

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Poem: Cursed

We are all mad now. The enchantment twists our words into unutterable collections of sound and syllable that bear no resemblance to meaning. What taboo well did we perambulate in the direction of the moon? What mirror did we shatter, … Continue reading

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Ogham poem: Gort/The Garden

Dearer than gold is the grass underfoot. What is an emerald to a mushroom? What are your questions to the song of a bird? What is death’s darkness to the soil beneath each inch bursting with more life than the … Continue reading

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Poem: Flies

The carcasses of flies litter the floor always near the windows. You’re convinced that somehow the house is spawning them   that something in the vent breathes up flies. But I’ve seen them clutch at the houseboards, the doorpanes in … Continue reading

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Poem: Dying grass

The grass around me was laced with snow and when the wind blew it took the summer with it, whispering in a language I   understood all too well – the tongue of the scythe whistling down, felling the last … Continue reading

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Poem: The migration

A raucous chorus bursts overhead as an arrow points south, black against the white of the high clouds, feathered with   November’s pale light. I lift my head from the ruin of the garden to watch, and the naked trees, … Continue reading

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Poem: Morning run

Metal on my tongue as I kick the last half-mile. My skin drinks in the morning mist, the light rain as it falls. The rain slicks   down my hair into my ears with a shock that rings me from … Continue reading

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