by Ciaran McDermott

The waves came crashing down on my psyche
No excuse for outlandish behaviour
Searching for the surface
Time to breathe, time to enact
Lest nothing manifests
Taking it back to a strong and resilient earthy silence
Heady days a distant memory
Come to a standstill
Time soldiers on mercilessly, under orders

Reproduced with kind permission of the author. This poem was composed in a Poetry as Commemoration workshop held at Sligo County Library in October 2023.  The workshop was led by writer Terry McDonagh.