Michael Mc Aloran

Writhing & Stitch

Michael Mc Aloran

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writhing-


breath(en) fall


atrophy of meat/

          din of the malign bones


 all shorn

          asked of


tears that the dead do not ponder


asked of the spasm

    break lest you’ll ever answer


fallen/ earth(en)

sky alone will not save nor the futile heart of it


rat’s teeth in a gullet gallery the meat hooks sway


raw as carcass kisses of the night

(said again)


I writhing               in the

              shit of it



stitch-

blind scars/

   the laughter’s abyss


settled to the shiv of breath

         mocking


the stitch of reprieve


spun dead

but one/ lock-alack/…


(silent as…

     wavering of…)


when wavering walls blind mine I

(fragmentary…)


as if/ because/ said/ murmured


bleak ash

the blood beneath the fingernails of silence


mocking the itch


stitch

of the redeem



Michael Mc Aloran


Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). He grew up in Co. Clare. He is the author of a number of collections of poetry, prose poetry, poetic aphorisms and prose, most notably 'Attributes', (Desperanto, NY, 2011), 'The Non Herein' & ‘Of Dead Silences’ (Lapwing Publications, 2011/ 2013), 'Of the Nothing Of’, 'The Zero Eye', 'The Bled Sun', 'In Damage Seasons', (Oneiros Books (U.K)--2013/ 14); 'Code #4 Texts', a collaboration with the Dutch poet, Aad de Gids, was also published in 2014 by Oneiros. He was also the editor/ creator of the Bone Orchard Poetry zine, & edited for Oneiros Books (U.K 2013/ 2014). A further collection, 'Un-Sight/ Un-Sound (delirium X.), was published by gnOme books (NY, 2014); and 'EchoNone' & 'Of Dissipating Traces' were also released 2015 by Oneiros Books...'breath(en) flux', a chapbook, was released in 2016 by Hesterglock Press. Black Editions Press also published 'in absentia' & 'In Arena Night' in the same year. Editions du Cygne (FR) recently published 'longshadowfall', a collection of experimental prose poetics...