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Geraldine Mitchell’s third collection, Mountains for Breakfast, will be published by Arlen House in March 2017. She won the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2008 and her two previous collections are World Without Maps (Arlen House, 2011) and Of Birds and Bones (Arlen House, 2014).

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Capture

 

 

I’m caught in the shutter click

by the wrist, by the ankle,

I’m lying on a skim of gelatine

 

with my sisters and my cousins and we’re

running through the stubble

soles like leather after six weeks

 

by the sea and we haven’t seen our parents

since this morning and we’re hungry

but don’t know it, we’re hopping 

 

over rock pools, lifting seaweed,

bringing home a bucketful

of prawns. We’re red and brown and 

 

tousled, open-mouthed and laughing,

oh yes, we’re laughing as we lurch

towards the camera’s timeless eye.

 

 

©2017 Geraldine Mitchell

 

 

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