Three Poems by Michael Mc Aloran


viper earth/ theatre of...
         vault of

unspoken death of a cataract skyline
I alone/
               spun lock until

in the traces of bled dry

the ever-less of

the collapsed bones of purpose
salve of the un-being

I of the whispering/
                         said less

the better said the more of which from less till follow
on from

the candle extinguished
a garrotted throat

and bled neck of foreign
posing no...

all distances/
               the mimicry of...


blind scars/
   the laughter's abyss

settled to shiv of breath
         mocking the

stitch of reprieve

spun dead
but one/ lock-alack/...

(silent as...
     wavering of...)

when wavering walls blind mine I

as if/ because/ said/ murmured

bleak ash
the blood beneath the fingernails of silence

mocking the itch

of the redeem


(in)skin of none/
                embers    final

and the balk of
despair's cleft/ obscene

the dregs the taste of swollen eyes

the fields close around the throat of fist
   left to scarring

of the breath irredeemable

trading bone dice
for shadow's bound and winds to know

I spy/ kaleidoscope
the infinite

I am of the none/ stun abounding

Michael Mc AloranMichael Mc Aloran was Belfast born (1976). His most recent work has appeared in ditch, Gobbet Magazine, Ygdrasil, Establishment, Carcinogenic, Stride Magazine, A New Ulster, Primal Urge, Slit Your Wrists, The Galway Review, etc. A full length collection of poems, Attributes, was published by Desperanto in 2011. Lapwing Publications (Ireland) recently released another collection of his poems, The Non Herein. The Knives, Forks & Spoons Press (U.K) will release Emblems and also an ekphrastic book of text/ art, Machinations, very soon. Further works are forthcoming from Quarter After Press. He also edits Bone Orchard Poetry, a webzine of the surreal, the dark, the absurd, the bleak, and the experimental...

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