Sunday, August 19, 2012

Three Poems by Michael Mc Aloran

all sung-

(‘the winds have ruffled my assassin hair‘).

                                                            Georges Bataille
ache unto/

(dry cough in a barren white roomscape)

a black turning
           of lungs lashed from the caress of

night’s sheer
       bone heart(less)

liquid flowers of decimated shit
                 I/ eye of vortices

meat to caress from out of which to turn from lack or longing
    (blanked the eye…)

subtle as a snapped neck’s whispering

drag/ drag/ drag alone
       of the bitten blood

semblance of dry light
                         and the smoke of

(pyre unto absence/

dead zone-


I silent as the none of it/
                             all sung

         (to skin the…)

fallen from/
               denuded silences
and the pulse of

locked till eye/

dreamed speech and the buttress of transparent words
yet still the nothing of which ever-dreamed of

steel blade
the fingers severed
asked of

of the return till knock
silenced then

I spoken for/ aloft

and the buckled eye/ shadowed/ emptily
       (bring out your dead…)

the carcass of it dripping blood upon

night/ temperate
the sealed eye’s whisperings

I out of which
dead zone
rocking the cradle of listless echoes

if/ ever

welt/ breath of silent winds

till mark/ spun/ exigent
of the ruin rush ash and the wilting blood

asked of
spasm lock till claimed

(image of a sky’s black longing set to light)

kicking dust from sunk eye till break of none
spun aloud/

silenced lest the petals birth the rot of hours
    stitched colourings

ruin of
as if there ever was

scattered remnants of what/
                    or else/ if /ever/…

Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). His most recent work has appeared in ditch, Meat Songs, Gobbet Magazine, Ink Sweat & Tears, Ygdrasil, Establishment, Carcinogenic, etc. He has authored a number of chapbooks, including 'The Gathered Bones', (Calliope Nerve Media), 'Final Fragments', (Calliope Nerve) & 'Unto Naught', (Erbacce-Press). A full length collection of poems, 'Attributes', was published by 'Desperanto' in 2011. 'Lapwing Publications, (Ireland), will also be publishing a collection of his poems, 'The Non Herein', in 2012. Writing Knights Press has recently released another chapbook, 'Breath(en) Fall' & The Knives, Forks & Spoons Press, (U.K), will release 'Emblems' and also an ekphrastic book of text/ art, 'Machinations' later this summer.

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