Last year, I had the poem Fishing published by Paper & Ink zine (; this year the inaugural issue of Eye Flash contains my poem Cycling, on a similar theme…

royal canal



Tracing the cycle path from Drumcondra to Kilcock,

I decant a steaming lake of piss on the tow path;

seven pints of Dungarvan Helvick Blonde.


Unkempt grass and weeds don’t hide my task.

I crouch behind the bike,

diluting gallons of oil crusty water.


Tarmac moistens from the agitation,

while boiling slash pours through my fingers

all along the banks of the Royal Canal.



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