Three Poems by Michael Mc Aloran

mimicry-

viper earth/ theatre of...
grave(n)/
         vault of

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

in the traces of bled dry
    ever-less

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...




stitch-

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
fragmentary

as if/ because/ said/ murmured

bleak ash
the blood beneath the fingernails of silence

mocking the itch

stitch
of the redeem




abounding-

(in)skin of none/
                embers    final

and the balk of
despair's cleft/ obscene

the dregs the taste of swollen eyes
(O)piated

the fields close around the throat of fist
I/
   left to scarring

redolent
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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