Two Poems

by Alan Parry

i’ll always be grateful to
dad for allowing me the freedom
to say

no, i’m not comfortable with that

Last wish

i yearn

to die

in the dark





artist: brian gibson

Alan Parry is a poet and playwright from Merseyside, England. He is an English Literature graduate and will train to teach high school English this coming acadmeic year. Alan is a proud family man who has battled anxiety and depression for the whole of his adult life and finds writing to be a cathartic release. Alan enjoys gritty realism, open ends and work which is politically charged. He cites James Joyce, Jack Kerouac and Alan Bennett as his biggest inspirations. Alan has previously had work published by Peach Velvet Magazine, The Literary Mark Review, Black Bough Poems and others.