Left to Imagination
Caught on electric briars, crying from shock,
Residual blood betrays its own type,
Universal recipient outsmarts the standoff
Walking through careless decisions forthwith
Daily ragged trousers voices it's perfection.
Speedy fashion, hardwired luck, better clothes
Nicer stuff than others, declarative gem
Taught lessons unbowed, a cosmetic rebellion
Gasping over shoulder in an irrelevant sly,
Ultimate trust goes forth in a lost plot.
Accessing money where the clean stakes admitted.
Warring over miniature hearts gone kaput,
The arrogant perception entitled to go by
The angered form comes through smiling
Gathered with care, arms twisted full yore.
The attractive worker hides her time
The expenditure balancing on a slighted life
Loving this Messiah into a comfortable corner
Limits of form suspected over perfunctory tea,
Model answers enslaved to common forms.
Travelling a bit late, cast a slight lower
Underassumed names warring to the plot
Mere punishment for all that is perceived
Returning biros with hearty good will
Escalated brows gone back into fashion.
Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourneabbey, Co Cork. Her first collection of poetry titled Continuity Errors was published in 2010, and a novel titled the Quest for Lost Éire, in 2014. Her poetry has been published in Southword; Narrator International; Third Point Press, Revival Journal; Seventh Quarry; Hesterglock Press; The Quarryman; Unlikely Stories; and Otherwise Engaged. A further collection of poetry, titled Outstanding Balance, is scheduled for publication in June of 2020. She was the featured poet in the inaugural edition of Fishbowl Magazine, and is a regular attendee at the O Bheal poetry night in Cork city.