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Monday, November 14, 2022

GAS Featured Poet: Patricia Walsh

Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourneabbey, Co Cork, Ireland.  To date, she has published one novel, titled The Quest for Lost Eire, in 2014, and has published one collection of poetry, titled Continuity Errors, with Lapwing Publications in 2010. She has since been published in a variety of print and online journals across Ireland, The UK, USA, and Canada.  She has also published another novel, In The Days of Ford Cortina, in August 2021.


The wound heals from the outside in

Apocryphal findings seep their way

Through as crack’s breadth, bening the form

Designed for ridicule, a slighted journey.

Fiscal punishment hangs in the letterbox,

A slight of entitlement washes up solid

Cursing circumstance tied by the letter

Raining on parades is the only option.

Brick upon brick, a familiar establishment

Excludes my inclinations for the sake of want

Cutting hair on my face a necessary bolt

Running through thunderstorms is a specialty.

Innocent windows soak up the hailstones

Pummelling with force against the walker

Some stone acrostics burns in spite

A cigarette breath justly dressed down.

Living our own lives in spite of paperwork

Feeding animals for its own sake succeeds

Love, spread thinly proves us correct

Cutting through flesh is a necessary crime.

The sacred one-liners tour its force.

Relaxing muscles to be reckoned with

Exploiting the deserving a likely outcome

Fear of protocols a given prophecy

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