BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.17, NAPOWRIMO

  You played your card despite your hand, held your tongue to spite your subjects, you thought I’d miss your words  but sentences  were never your strength. You were a book  too blank to be breached, an unexplored emptiness forgotten before it found  any fondness for form.  All words and drawings by Damien B. Donnelly

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO. 14, NAPOWRIMO

  I hear you crying from the runway, as you tried to run away, I was already off  a fold on the wings of flying while you sat there, waiting and crying, wishing colour was no more than a past  you could turn from. I hear you crying  above these clouds  I am trying to […]

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO. 9, NAPOWRIMO

  I am not comfortable when placed on pillars  of wonderment, positioned by people  who cannot see how far it is for me  to fall. Birds are born  to be a favourite of flight whereas I am just  bound to the fall; featherless and frail. All words and drawings by Damien B. Donnelly

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO. 8, NAPOWRIMO

  In sweeping rain  he was swept through streets  in a taxi turning with thoughts he had not yet learned to express.  Windows can shield  from more than just the weather. In unswept rain he was sweeping through streets that had not yet soaked him, had not yet drained him on the storms that were […]

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO 2, NAPOWRIMO

You cannot go back, to return does not mean to rerun, I recognise these streets, recall a certain laugh, a twisted lie, an open door, but my footprints have changed, I cannot find the same sunflower I drew when I was younger than this youth I now cling to and so many  of those old […]

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SEARCHING TO BE SMOOTH

  See the simple stream; current crashing into character See the mouths of babes; wishes whispering of their will in waiting Rough runs the water falling to find its force Smooth as our skins we are not We are curt corners created, counting on the current to carve us into caress-able.   All words and […]

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