And who will Kiss
this woman’s soul, greying hair
A widow can grieve, not I?
There are losses that cannot be spoken, stories hidden.
Cups hanging on dressers, filled with memories, the near
distant past, ornaments, photos, all for the garbage.
Cars flee on the motorway, I am hitching a ride
to forget who I was, will never be again,
Attracta Fahy’s background is Nursing/Social Care. She works as a Psychotherapist, lives in Co.Galway, and has three children. She completed her MA in Writing NUIG in 2017, and participates in Over The Edge poetry workshops. Her poems have been published in Banshee, Poetry Ireland Review, The Blue Nib, Poethead, Orbis, Honest Ulsterman, and several other journals, and magazines. She has been included in The Blue Nib Anthology, shortlisted for 2018 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year, and is a Blue Nib nominee for Pushcart. She was one of the winners in the Pamphlet series competition with Hedgehog Poetry Press, and will have her first collection published in 2019
Photo by Patricia Stephens.