Dylan Brennan

MAMMY (OR: Nonantzin)

Dylan Brennan

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Please mammy when I die

Bury me under the kiln

And when you're baking the bread

You can cry for me there


If a passerby asks

Missus why all the tears

Say it's freshly cut firewood

And the smoke hurts your eyes 


Dylan Brennan


Dylan Brennan is an Irish writer currently based in Mexico. His poetry, essays and memoirs have been published in a range of international journals, in English and Spanish. His debut poetry collection, Blood Oranges, for which he received the runner-up prize in the Patrick Kavanagh Award, is available now from The Dreadful Press. Twitter: @DylanJBrennan www.dylanbrennan.org