A Poetry Showcase for Andrew Cyril Macdonald

Andrew Cyril Macdonald considers the role of inter-subjectivity in poetic encounter. He celebrates the confrontations between self and Other and the challenges that occur in moments of injustice. He is founding editor of Version (9) Magazine, a poetry journal that implicates all things theoretic. You can find his words in such places as A Long Story Short, Blaze VOX, Cavity Magazine, Fevers of the Mind, Green Ink Poetry, Lothlorien, Nauseated Drive,ODD Magazine, Synchronized Chaos, Unlikely Stories and more.  When not writing he is busy caring for seven rescued cats and teaching a next generation of poets.

Public housing demolition

We drew back time Truth squandered
and saw interest given 
to the vigour vision then need 

then missive made when a 
wrecking ball served as reminder.

It took on worlds reputations lagged in
— slots of what was left 

a dwindled youth
other crises awaited.

Now they wander what seems
better option choose of:

these building blocks torn down
and held in dreams of
walls their bricks and plasters.


Polar nexus tells truths 
life’s found

in groans
instance pictures.

One condition settles score:
lost cause stammering 

in stunt mouths pronounced them
their hyphenated pause.

Extremes of giving reassessant

under penumbrae proved wrong,
trite adventures clothe

these preserves representing
scrimmaged dreams 

mirrored light gloves
from refracting glass. 

And succumbs. Bellicose
entries dark rooms undone

dark tenements emptied

to scuttle plots encumbering sorts
of goods we respond

when misnomer of relief
retains in what

here now wayward 
bound ambition aggresses.

A questioned reality

Transmutation severs purpose, 
causes old impressions hold forms 
before onslaught happens.

It does and leaves tethered
lost heads compellent fostered contentions 
gathered in watches pressing forward 
composing the data
lost sides assemble 
before stoic pauses wisdom produces.

It makes them complacent the trials ambulating.
With kaleidoscopes that lose their focus 
among dead standings loose
are mirrored impressions 
that embrace and swallow
old conventions tendering veins 
of those who cannot face it—
that death pervading 
truths eternal if still obdurate.

We close up then, 
sequestering in the cause 
of all what’s bogus.


A fought-for clause prevents enigma,
purveys trails that ought to follow
stipulations of grandeur.

No mystery then 
but what it is draws us 
together, making shape of fails 

set to happen for reasons here listed.

Now it’s written as intended condition
surveying spells got us betrothed to
intimations bending each as 

upright through 
distending conventions 
commerce what makes them 

if gains of partnership we lasted.

2 poems by Andrew Cyril Macdonald: “September burial” & “Out of night silence speaks”

3 Poems by Andrew Cyril MacDonald : Vegas chapel,  A quick forbiddance, In part disjoiner

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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