Michael Mc Aloran

Writhing & Stitch

Michael Mc Aloran

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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


blind scars/

   the laughter’s abyss

settled to the shiv of breath


the stitch of reprieve

spun dead

but one/ lock-alack/…

(silent as…

     wavering of…)

when wavering walls blind mine I


as if/ because/ said/ murmured

bleak ash

the blood beneath the fingernails of silence

mocking the itch


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...