By Karina Bush

We went too far
Now we are nothing again
I feel peace

Fragments in the air
After a car-bomb
The sudden clarity

Watching my illusions
Of you
Try to stay airborne
Try against decimation

The fade is
Brighter than
Your bloom

Karina is an Irish writer, born in Belfast and now living in Rome. She is the author of three books, ‘Brain Lace’ (BareBackPress, 2018), ’50 EURO’ (BareBackPress, 2017), and ‘Maiden’ (48th Street Press, 2016). Karina’s work has also been published by Tangerine Press, Akashic Books, Morbid Books, Ragged Lion Press, the International Poetry Studies Institute, The Nervous Breakdown, Entropy Magazine, and more. @karinabushxx

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