(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

' ' ' ' ' You Can Call Me... Al(For Fran)

As your cancer
twists & snarls

biting into your soul

it gnaws away
at my name

the pain unable
to pronounce it

DÓNALL
becomes
...ÓNALL.

Then...NALL.

Until
your dying day

I become simply
...AL.

*******

THAT PLACE CALLED DAY(for Fran)

Later when I looked
for you

(you were gone)

you had turned
into Time

your hair
turned into time

your tears
turned into Time

nothing I could hold
nothing I could touch

(love trying to hold
on to everything)


as the winds of Time
...blew it all away.

I walked away
into that place

called
Day

(you know that place)
between morning & night

that place
where you

no longer are
that place

that you have left

that place where you exist

only
in my mind.

*******

LEAVING IT ALL BEHIND(for Fran)

She strips off
her body

right down
to her soul.

At last
she feels

whole.

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Comments (1)

So poignant, the way your name crumbles... it's a very good poetical expression, I have never read before so original approach to the saddest subject...