Worn out from the deep freeze,
Castellated trundles on its own bait,
Making ground where tarmac is provided
The exclamation bringing up repetitive simplicity.
Not standing alone, at least out of boredom,
No need for the loud purchase of more of the same,
Wanting more biscuits, read for pleasure
The room tearfully open, the winning script.
Struck down every time the light goes out,
The chronic deficiency shouting out for the better
No thing delivered now, on a surrogate timeframe
Marks for turning up frightening the the obvious.
Chronic deflections, smiling in its own shadow
The likeable moodswings phoning from next door.
Maintained for happiness, the diseased come-on
Drink blotting iniquity and saved from sin.
Not a cartoon character, or a rented body,
Deflecting the purposeful maths, picked for sure
The steady arrival of the musical interrupted,
The loud perniciously stasis blows its own mind.
Writing another script, could happen to anyone,
Woken up in time, to drive through the rainbow
The partial chaos interrupting the resurrection
The same deity running forth, the same joke.
Patricia Walsh was born in the parish of MourneabbeyMourneabbey, in north Co Cork, and educated at University College Cork, graduating with an MA in Archaeology. Her poetry has been published in Stony Thursday; Southword; Narrator International; Trouvaille Review; Strukturrus; Seventh Quarry; Vox Galvia; The Quarryman; Brickplight, The Literatus, and Otherwise Engaged. She has already published a chapbook, titled Continuity Errors in 2010, and a novel, The Quest for Lost Éire, in 2014. A second collection of poetry, titled Citizens Arrest, was published online by Libretto in 2020. A further collection of poetry, titled Outstanding Balance, is scheduled for publication in early 2021. She was the featured poet in the inaugural edition of Fishbowl Magazine, and is a regular attendee at the O Bheal poetry night in Cork city.