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Bleeding Truth

Images jostle for attention as the poet talks of the sorrow of loneliness, likens deceit to a bleeding truth, ruminates about the curse of ‘plastic’ and lots more.

Not intending what is meant, a bleeding truth,

brain-shaming decisions is all that is left,

coloured diaries crucified the overbearing trash

of bringing the death star to heel over breakfast.

Nothing less desolate than being alone,

a pen and a can assuages the minutiae of sorrow,

going like trains to go to the picnicked call,

overly fashionable gulps down the reworked pizza.

Making the infinite happy, whereupon is the curse?

plastic under unforgiving plastic soars undercurrent,

once was destination, drinking out of mugs

salt of the universe sails past the reckoning.

Objectified to oblivion, unfair to its subject,

stuffed to the inevitable no other man can reach,

the sane radio comforting in its’ tourist glare

new and selected ideation rushes to the finish.

Packed with incessant ice cubes, system broken down,

glitching for favour in a volunteer’s effort

tired, in a piece of work, fathoming discipline,

the promised work nicely decorates the corner.

This distastes the sweetness, traditional medicine

subjecting the adopted heart, to quell inferiority

scanning past the appropriate house for a response

joking aside, dressed down like the extinguished.

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Patricia Walsh born in the parish of Mourneabbey, in north Co Cork,and educated at University College Cork, graduated with an MA in Archaeology in 2000.  Her poetry has been published in Stony Thursday; Southword; New Wasteland Magazine; Quail Bell Magazine; The Poetry Collective;  Quiver Review, among others. She has authored a chapbook, 'Continuity Errors' (2010), and a novel, 'The Quest for Lost Éire' (2014).  She was the featured poet in the inaugural edition of Fishbowl Magazine, and published a further novel, 'The Days of Ford Cortina', in 2021.

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