cool sheets under rain- water sounds
for the arrival of a lover, while the
haze darkness of the river
for trumpet sounds
and stars align
the radio plays that song
to the sound of the ocean”
hear the surf as I edge out
Lamborghini with round lamps
like a Klimt still-life
of light promise wildness , with
fig-leaf of language
leather seats, warm in the desert
heats goose-bumped skin
fingers in loops
lovers stretch the trip
the final minutes, as
back to find the streetlights
to the kerb
roof sounds now silent
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
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
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
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.