Georges Cunningham



H ave su p port, los e all ie s

Gai nan other mo nth, pro fitf romm is takes.

Atsometi me, weall a re less onsin abo ok,

Ca n youre ad it qui ckerwit h few erpunc tua tionm arks?


T he moths links un a bated to wardth ehor rids kyli ne,

Asthe us ual tho ugh tsper sist:

»Is ri ghtrea llyri ght, can l eft eve rbeany thing but le ft?

Shou ldI sto p clear ingmy at ticfor t hewin ter?

Isup upwh en up sided own? Isthe for tunes for moth ki nd bur ie din th efiss ureof th esea?»


I to o

Y ou als o

Weasw ell.


Thes and of nat ions dw indl esthr oughth eunnat urals pect rumof ti me

C anthin gsre sis tlos s?

Fly ingba nne rsins ideoutt o pro claim a noth erano int men tofJes us

Canthin gsresis tli fe?


A llin

With outwar mth

Allo ut

With insp heres


Thew iza rds s peak:

»At ten tionto de ta ilp reve ntste pidlan guage.

Fore casting t he li ghtde n sityisat roph ic.

Organ ophos pho rusorth ebutt erfl ynet, thechoi ceis m oreab outnoct ilu cen te quine em oti on s.»


To omuc hrem ainstor pi dtoa rtic ulate bey ond thes cope ofma tte r,

Lik eab oul deror cha inlin kfen ce,

T oolitt lerema insun explor edtov erbal izebe neatha sun kencru ises hip,

Lik ethefan cifulm arch throu ghBel giumor t h edre amsof cot tagech ees e.


Hat e flow s, loveflo ats, in differ ren cere mains al oof.

B omb sin t hesen ate, war he ads intheab att oir

Thegoo fsofa ge ner atio nha untme wit houtd istain

T hes eam less trans itiontoo cularhe ights

Fors ult anasa ndcr eamb ase danatom icalde lights.


N o

P er haps

InAw hile

A ffir mat ive

Pe rcha nc e

Bet wi xtt hem oon a ndJup iter ’souter co re


Thet rue me an ingof any thin g

C anon lybe fo undint hem iddl e

Aft erthe con sider ationoff au lt, s ens e, a ndv ari ability

Asthe s eac on siderss tones a ndth eo therse as.


Thec heeses and wichre peats:

»T hetru eme anin gof a nyt hing

Canon lybe f ou ndin th emid dle

A fterth eco nsider ation offault, s ens e, an dva ri ability

Asthese a consid ersston esan dth eot herseas.»

A ndno wcom ment scom plete:

»Thes tars areth ef aulto ftheun I verse,

Live lyand di verse, atanat tempt tom akeov erthef or eig nlan ds

F orth efai lure o fdes tiny canon lydam pentheg lory fe ltin side.

Dan celik eara bbi, pla yat unefo rions trea ms.

Canwe re main? O rwil lwes eizean dflo under orlos eacr imoni ouspe ace?»


Thech ours line fai lstoz ipuppr operly

Bu tweal lstil lre mainah urr ica ne.

Th e b itc hlik e a kni sh

Wa ver inginp ain.

T hedo gsc reams,

»Aren ’tyo udone w iththa tpo rkpi ehaty et?»

A ndth ewo rldw illn ever k now.


Andth en, t hel ight swent of f, a ndwere buil tit a gain.