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K. S. Moore's poetry has recently appeared in The Stinging Fly, The Ogham Stone and Crannog. 

Online magazines: Nutshells and Nuggets, And Other Poems, and Ink Sweat and Tears have also featured poems, and Flash Fiction and short stories have been published in FlashFlood, Metazen, Number Eleven and The Bohemyth.

K. S. Moore has been shortlisted for Flash Mob 2013, Blog Awards Ireland and 99 Fiction. She has performed at Waterford Writers' Weekend, Waterford Winterval and Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Festival. She blogs at ksmoore.com

 

 

 

 

Mermaid Princess

 

 

You've turned on the wave machine again,
my grungy mermaid princess.

Already, you have downy hair, brushed
by your seashells of fingers. 

And your eyes are blue, they are always
blue, before they dance into autumn. 

Kick, if you hear me murmur my music,
between the knit of bones and blood.

I hear your heavenly womb slide, all
the ways you turn and play your scales.

Your notes are my notes, as well as
your own, they are your father's, your sister's.

The hush, as we press to feel the reply.
Is our little girl awake?

Awake as the sea in its fervent spray,
those raging quaking hours before birth.

If we find each other alive
we can walk on newborn sand.

I'll count your toes as they sink into
world. Wait, let me say, 'hello.'

 

 

 

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