“Rapture” by DS Maolalai


white wine,
unsweet and fresh
as blue rocks in lucid pools,
guzzling up the glass
and somehow
more liquid than water,
like rain
on the clearest of puddles,
and wintery as sunlight in spring.

the dancing heart.
the sky
in the eye of a songbird.





DS Maolalai recently returned to Ireland after four years away, now spending his days working maintenance dispatch for a bank and his nights looking out the window and wishing he had a view. His first collection, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden, was published in 2016 by the Encircle Press. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.


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