written by Ashling O’ Connor. Ashling (she/her) is a student in UCD. She writes when she’s feeling stressed or pessimistic or trying to avoid college work. It’s basically her equivalent of writing in a diary.
he walked onto a stage already set
a tiny flat, complete with woman and
child, who objects both open and loud
and doesn’t want to play
given every sign, and order, to leave
he stays. deserts a comfortable life
for move-out boxes and late dinners,
after shifts needed to pay for the family
which they become. a life he never planned,
but would have followed her anywhere.
he sees her beauty, but boasts of her brains
and recounts tales from their many years
holding hands through the south of france,
around the world, and now across
a hospital bed. his heart lays there with her,
each second apart is pained. and he waits
for her to come home.
Image: Untitled 1 by Jason Daly
Jason (he/him) has been doing visual art of some kind since the age of 2, and has recently in his life been interested in songwriting and poetry.