neverending no

it creeps in like hope
                                       love clinging 
                     safe sound
                  the veiled shape of it

flowers watered in

fears denying all expected
                     crinkling snakeskin 

discarded    aimed star-ward

like a voice

            toneless in the void

              a soft secret singing in spite

  a world is made in the name of

everlasting refusal to look up 

                                                      give in

◄ The Last Place


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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sat 4th Feb 2023 12:51

Thanks Kealan. If it works, it works.😃

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kealan coady

Fri 3rd Feb 2023 22:43

Reggie and Uilleam, it's not just for the rhythm which I do think works better and instead of pretending some literary bollox I it felt it conveyed more accurately whatever was inspiring me at the time of writing it.
It was completely different in the first draft but I followed whatever happened to be influencing that part of me at the time and this just felt right in a way I can't fully explain. I wish I could clarify but tbh I've been writing my entire life and I still don't really understand how the process works for me. I hope you enjoyed it despite the seemingly chaotic layout

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Fri 3rd Feb 2023 07:26

I find that layout makes me "search?" or work for the next word- and as a result, pay more attention to what I'm reading...........?

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Reggie's Ghost

Thu 2nd Feb 2023 18:45

Kealan, is there a reason for the layout?

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kealan coady

Thu 2nd Feb 2023 16:50

Thank Martin, very much appreciated.

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Martin Elder

Thu 2nd Feb 2023 15:43

Vey very nice Keelan. I love not only the words you have used but also the way this piece is written and laid out
Nice one

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