The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Marian Kilcoyne: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Marian Kilcoyne (Ireland)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 45


Beauty in Things Alone

After Johann C. Riedel


Eating glass, breaking it

Down with mouth juice

The thinnest pieces are

Hardest to manoeuvre, as

They migrate to cheek flesh

And marbled gum- the cutting

Swift, deep, the between teeth

Crackle pleases like no other, the

Melting point- velvet.


About the Poet

Marian is an Irish writer based on the west coast of Ireland. She has been published in Crannog, Quiddity, Poetry Salzburg Review, Apalachee Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, and others.

Image: 'A broken glass' by Ananta Bhadra Lamichhan.