By Karina Bush


I’m running away

I tremble

Squeal and squirm

Like a little pig

Getting caught

By the farmhand

A young man

Ten times my strength

A young man

In the prime of his youth

A young man

With a firm hand

Doing the things

The old farmer can’t


*Art work provided by Karina Bush

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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