Joyce Butler

End User written by Joyce Butler at

End User

End User written by: Joyce Butler @joycebwriter   You had a name full of strange ends so quiet Your love was a maze from dawn to midnight I hated the w...
My Home written by Joyce Butler at

My Home

My Home written by: Joyce Butler @joycebwriter   Matted hair A face sticking in through my bones Winter stars Freezing under newspapers My home...
The Wreckers written by Joyce Butler at

The Wreckers

The Wreckers written by: Joyce Butler @joycebwriter   I'm the one they picked to sit on the shore and wait it out flashing my oil lamp through the fog;...
Seaweed Goddess written by Joyce Butler at

Seaweed Goddess

Seaweed Goddess written by: Joyce Butler @joycebwriter   I swam in water shadows rippling dragging me from God knows where My skin turned fallow water ...
Mermaids written by Joyce Butler at


Mermaids written by: Joyce Butler @joycebwriter   A ship went down in seas long ago Mermaids don't drown, they just turn to foam I've heard them sing i...
Skinny Dipping written by Joyce Butler at

Skinny Dipping

Skinny Dipping written by: Joyce Butler @joycebwriter   Slow moonlight hurt my eyes near the surface of the night pushed my face through wet so cold ma...
Joyce Butler

Joyce Butler

I'm 41 years old. Mother of 2 from Waterford, Ireland. I work full-time as a Clerical Officer. I love to write poetry, micropoetry and short stories when I have time. I was shortlisted for the Atlantis Short Story Prize 2015 and I've written the first draft of a book.