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colin dardisColin Dardis is one of Eyewear Publishing's Best New British and Irish Poets 2016, and an ACES '15-16 recipient from Arts Council of Northern Ireland.  His work has won the Glebe House Harmony Trust and Fun Palaces #WriteScience poetry competitions, as well as being listed in the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing, and Dermot Healy International Poetry Competition. Colin is also the founder of Poetry NI. Follow him on Twitter @purelypoetry

 

 

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Peeling: Apple

Peeling: Egg

 

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Peeling: Apple

 

 

Finger and nail will not do here. You must

invest in a metal peninsula

held outwards from the mainland of your grip.

 

Your entry point

is of no relevance, although most go

for the equator

 

and proceed in a circular fashion, finding

they soon have to start again. Stab. And then

the same, holding steady till nakedness.

 

Often, one just tears

in with the teeth, and bares the savagery

of meat alongside hide. 

 

 

 

 

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Peeling: Egg

 

 

The first crack is a misplaced key

against the symphony’s roundness,

liberating crunch, bringing malleable edges

to a fortress of geometry,

finding crease in the pool surface,

rippling throughout all degrees.

 

Take away the tawny layer

to let white ring out: remove fawn,

tan, beige and taupe, mushroom rainbow

arcing out, fibrin strips

arched between fingers.

 

Ungloved, it is a perfect marble:

pick it clean of hard spots,

tiny triangles of candied remains;

a sugar-coated almond sucked clear,

rubbery boiled bubble of odd flesh.

 

 

 

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