Michael McAloran

2-

sing scar alack
impress of

memory/
stillness

cleft shadow of lightless

ah then
revert unto the none

or the balk of
speech

reclaimed dirt breaking
beneath the

hands

the severed wings of
(no)

asks of the
silenced sky’s obsolete

3-

bleed here or there
there or else

laughter
spliced

the shadow-line of it
marked

the breath of it
subtle as

shit smeared the eye
till laughter

dense
an empty room

it bleeds
it bleeds alack and all alone

17-

barbed/ blinded
subtle as a…

trace ever then the longing

till bask/
settled

bone break and the coloured
eye’s appeal

wishful to trace
(emptily)

sung lest
till redolent of

hand across mouth as of shadowing

breath till naught
or none

asking of the non hereafter

5-

in damage season
silt of the

fallen eye of it

subtle less than breath
asking

(concave or…
convex as…)

dreaming of the stark pageant
the pulse

out
struck out

in-dream of cleft sun light

16-

subtle then

(birth of…
…till naught of it)

unspoken all
what sung from drift afar unsung

nestling in dirt
till hollow absence

reclaimed
reclaimed

amber lights to touch
(and so it…)

settled to fall from sunderance
night

and the bone drift
of the blood/ (what bleed)

all sung/ aloft

 

 

Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). His most recent work has appeared  in ditch, Gobbet Magazine, Ink Sweat & Tears, Ygdrasil, Establishment, Carcinogenic Poetry, Primal Urge, A New Ulster, Slit Your Wrists, Turbulence Magazine, The Shwibly, Stride Magazine, Unlikely Stories: IV, Eratio 16, etc. A second full length collection, ‘Attributes‘, was published by ‘Desperanto’ in 2011. ‘Lapwing Publications, (Ireland), also published a collection of his poems, ‘The Non Herein’, in 2012 & The Knives, Forks & Spoons Press, (U.K), has recently  released an ekphrastic book of text/ art, ‘Machinations‘, with Aad de Gids. He also has projects forthcoming from Quarter After Press…He edits Bone Orchard Poetry, a webzine of the bleak/ the dark/ the surreal and the experimental…

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