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Kerrie O'Brien in Southword Journal

Kerrie O' Brien has been published in various Irish and UK literary journals including Southword, Orbis, Crannóg, Revival, Icarus, The Cathach, College Green, Ropes, Daydreamer, Wordlegs, Minus 9 Squared, The First Cut, Boyne Berries, Stony Thursday and Raft Magazine. She will also have poems appearing in the forthcoming editions of The Poetry Bus, Outburst and Burning Bush II. Her poem 'Blossoms' has been chosen as the winning entry in the Emerging Talent category of the 2011 iYeats Poetry Competition. She has also been highly commended for the Over the Edge New Writer of The Year Competition 2011.

 

 

 

 

Dark

 

 

is arriving

on foot

 

bark and green abandoned,

hairless with grief

 

it lays brokenthat sky

sewn with cold pink

 

the air unhealing, licks.

 

You know how it will be again

thoughts mottled, pricked

 

your laugh has left

through the back gate

 

winter?

 

a word, a scapegoat.

 

this is too unsimple a thing

 

 

 

©2012 Kerrie O'Brien

 

 

 

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