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.
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.