The octopus is dead
who lived in Wylies Baths
below the circus balustrade
and the chocked sea tiles.

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I left anyway, in spirit
dreamed I was living my own life
my mind was on exits, I tried to buy the truth
some nights until I ran out of dark

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Searching for his crowd
out of the silence of the cloister,
black robes tousled by the nor’-wester,
first bite of heat caught on the brim

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'Tide: My Father’s Dementia', a new poem by Mike Ladd. ... (read more)
'Convocation', a new poem by Gareth Robinson. ... (read more)

'Diary Poem: Uses of Liquid Nitrogen', a new poem by Jennifer Maiden.

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'Balcony 2', a new poem by Kate Middleton. ... (read more)
'The Grandfather', a new poem by Michael Farrell. ... (read more)
'Co. Kerry', a new poem by Paul Kane. ... (read more)