Saturday, July 28, 2012

Michael McAloran - Five Poems

of endless/-

anointed heart/
                        fallen of/
till absence

escapade none

spun alack/ out of which/ one hand extracting the skeletal of
beneath the meat of sun’s light

dusts of char
rocking the dead limbs of the sky’s excise

a mortuary trace
breath/ sky/ nothing less than

I/ (hop-scotch)
in the sharpened teeth of 



(in)skin of none/
                  embers    final

and the balk of
despair’s cleft/ obscene

the dregs the taste of swollen eyes

the fields close around the throat of fist
    left to scarring

of the breath irredeemable

trading bone dice
for shadow’s bound and winds to know

I spy/ kaleidoscope
the infinite

I am of the none/ stun abounding


viper earth/ theatre of…
         vault of

unspoken death of a cataract skyline
I alone/
               spun lock until

in the traces of bled dry

the ever-less of

the collapsed bones of purpose
salve of the un-being

I of the whispering/ 
                           said less

the better said the more of which from less till follow
on from

the candle extinguished
a garrotted throat

and bled neck of foreign
posing no…

all distances/ 
                the mimicry of…

of emptily-

of the ambiguity… 

taut till dredge/
                      terse/ abound

and the cracked scar whispering of
clean/ the slate wiped clear

I/ eye of
       the retract

motion through which of cold stone
the eye’s afflict

bone dredge
never once the tilt of breathing

shock-white light/ I
lineage of 

restless blood in catacomb of emptily

         of nothing

subtle as-

subtle as subtle butchery
I-teethed to the steel 
as if to/
fallen caress of sky’s erupt
cadaver of
abyss of stitches

fallen caress of sky’s erupt
as if to
subtle as/ subtle butchery
I-teethed to the steel
abyss of stitches
cadaver of

Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). His most recent work has appeared  in ditch, Meat Songs, Gobbet Magazine, Ink Sweat & Tears, Ygdrasil, etc. He has authored a number of chapbooks, including 'The Gathered Bones', (Calliope Nerve Media), 'Final Fragments', (Calliope Nerve) & 'Unto Naught', (Erbacce-Press). A full length collection of poems, 'Attributes', was published by 'Desperanto' in 2011. 'Lapwing Publications, (Ireland), will also be publishing a collection of his poems, 'The Non Herein', in 2012. Writing Knights Press has recently released another chapbook, 'Breath(en) Fall' & The Knives, Forks & Spoons Press, (U.K), will release 'Emblems' and also an ekphrastic book of text/ art, 'Machinations' later this summer.

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