Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Michael Mc Aloran - Five Poems


Curse oh my gardenias

The bled eyes of the night

Crushed underfoot bludgeoned


Silence beyond flesh


From frozen hands

The locked kiss I am bled silent

Where was my sun I had eaten my sun

I have the breath of the dead


Born lifeless you are my laughter

I am peeling the skin from walls of death

Triumphant the night brays

You tasted only of dirt where am I now?


A barbed-wire smile elects laughter

Pulling the teeth from dead airs I am electric

The sky birthed from the palms of absence

We are worthless yet still in song we breathe


An abyss of teeth

There unto the fragment sucking dead stones

The breeze caresses like the chill of death

I am laughter

(I in laughter)

Extinguish vile breath

Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). His most recent work has appeared/ is forthcoming at Clockwise Cat, Psychic Meatloaf, Cannolipie Pie, 100th Monkey, Danse Macabre, Why Vandalism?, Pratishedhak, Graffiti Kolkata, Fragile Arts Quarterly, etc. In the past year he has authored seven short collections: 'In the Black Cadaver Light', (PMI), 'The Rapacious Night', (Calliope Nerve Media), 'The Gathered Bones', (Calliope Nerve Media), 'The Redundant Pulse', (Shoots & Vines), 'The Black Vault', (Calliope Nerve Media), 'The Death-Streaked Air', (Virgogray Press-forthcoming) & 'Final Fragments', (Calliope Nerve Media-forthcoming)...Other pursuits include paint, cigarettes & alcohol.

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