These cool sheets under rain- water sounds
longs for the arrival of a lover, while the
blue haze darkness of the river
listens for trumpet sounds
Hearts and stars align
while the radio plays that song
“Love to the sound of the ocean”
I hear the surf as I edge out
Red Lamborghini with round lamps
glint like a Klimt still-life
ripples of light promise wildness , with
yellowed prairie skies
A fig-leaf of language
In luminous longing
Cream leather seats, warm in the desert
sun, heats goose-bumped skin
edges fingers in loops
melted out thirst.
Slaked lovers stretch the trip
to the final minutes, as
clanging hearts topple,
reduce the breaths
Switch back to find the streetlights
edge to the kerb
the roof sounds now silent
as the dream ends.
Margaret Kiernan writes fiction, non-fiction essay, memoir, and poetry. She has had poetry and prose published. In e-book, in anthology collections, and literary journals and magazines. Including, Black-lion Press, Pendemic.ie journal-C19 collection , archived at University College Dublin.
The Blue Nib Lit-Journal , The Write Life Magazine, Unity Global Festival, Vox Galvia at the Galway Advertiser, A New Ulster Literary Press, The Burrow Lit. Journal,
Poet-Head.Wordpress.com and Lothlorien Poetry Journal.
She writes with Over the Edge, Thursday writing/reading group at Galway Arts Centre, and, Ox Mountain Poets, Sligo.
She is listed in the Index of Contemporary Women Poets in Ireland, 2020.
She holds several Educational qualifications, Including a Degree in Arts in Humanities, from Sligo IT.
Her background is in Advocacy in Human and Social Rights.
Margaret has completed numerous courses and workshops in writing, for prose and poetry.
Tutors in poetry includes, Annemarie Ni Churainn, Martin Dyer, Colm Keegan, Monica Corish, Moyra Donaldson, Noel Monahan, Kevin Higgins.
Tutors in prose includes, Claire Allan, Anne McMaster, Conor Kostick, Carlo Gebler, Malacai O’Doherty, Jan Carson, Ciara Doorley. END.
Margaret has four grown-up children. She lives in Westmeath with her dog Molly. She is a landscape painter. Is into Nature, walking, gardening, music, and heritage. She is working towards a First collection in Poetry.