By Karina Bush


A grey wall

between us

frames of decay


Sinking into a thought

I don’t want to accept


While my body is young

ripe in the midday sun

an urge to burn

unbearable suchness


In the ashes

in the quantum

when our bodies

finally break down


The matter between us

will not exist


The oceans

The wrong turns

The deeds




We miss all the love

its impermanence


Karina Bush is an Irish writer and visual poet, 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). She is currently finishing up a collection of stories set in Belfast, a story from this collection was recently published by Akashic Books. For more visit her website and Instagram

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