Today, the ambulance bulked yellow through the trees for you, and this is the kind of poem I will only show people in the event things turn out fine. In your absence, dusk and summer twinned and twined so I thought of different hills to these, sky losing its blaze between the apple branches some time when we felt stronger. Waiting, I try to imagine the sleep of birds fluffed and gentle, calm air at the top of telegraph wires, a glow in a nest.
Dr. Alicia Byrne Keane has a B.A. and Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin, and an MSt. from Oxford University. Alicia’s poetry has been published in Boulevard, The Colorado Review and The Stinging Fly, among other journals. Alicia’s debut full collection will be published by Broken Sleep Books in December 2023.