Tag Archives: ireland

Baked

I was baked in the sun, Until tired on the inside And red on the outside, And it wasn’t fun For anyone involved. I baked brownies in the oven, Until gooey on the inside And hardened (slightly) on the outside, … Continue reading

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The Dead Heat

I melted in the dead heat To a pool of skin and sweat, No wind blowing a warning Of the coming of Hot Death. I melted in the dead heat On my way to work a day, Hot Death on … Continue reading

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An Irregular Irish Summer

An Irish summer lasts three days. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, one per month. We get high temperatures And we complain about them, And then they go away, Replaced by a wet patch or four, Flash floods and lightning storms, And … Continue reading

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Early Awakening

Sleep will come, And sleep will go, But mother please Don’t make it so, With your early alarms And wanderings for tea, Letting them go off To awaken me With a repetitive tone That has no end, Subliminally hinting That … Continue reading

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Focus

I can’t force my focus Like a lens on a camera. It comes and goes In a flash And I’m left waiting To capture the moment again.

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Homecoming

The countdown has started, I wait by my phone, For the message to come That you’re finally home, So that we can unite Like we used to, before, Over coffee, my friend, Whom I always adore. Homecoming is happening, It’s … Continue reading

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Nothing Like It

There’s nothing like waking to a screaming baby, The same one who says your name with delight, Or crawls over to you to speak some gibberish, Or who sits in your lap to break wind,  mid-play. Your whole body springs … Continue reading

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