memories of you
before you’re gone; dried petals
on the windowsill

crackling on the breeze
tiny sparks of burning chaff
glitter in your eyes

light that ripples on
loneliness in company
by a purling brook

 

Patrick Karl Curley is a poet and performance artist from Sligo, Ireland. He is curator of Vagabond Voices poetry/performance event for Cairde Arts Festival, and hosts Illumnations open mic poetry at Bookmart, Sligo. He has previously published work in Black Heart Magazine, Crack The Spine, Hidden Channel, The Cormorant, and From The Depths.