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A Cold-Blooded Animal

A Cold-Blooded Animal

written by: DS (Diarmuid) Maolalai

@diarmo1990

 

dublin – a cold-blooded
animal. asleep, and heat
hitting – waking and
restless. people out walking.
gone swimming.
gone drinking.
men smoking cigarettes
with ass against shopfronts
and staring at women
who pass. for two
months in summer
our lives seem
most natural – fall
to their natural impulses.
red-brick-baked dust
makes such beautiful
buildings – the red
scale of lizards
by scrub and some bare
spanish road.

DS (Diarmuid) Maolalai

DS (Diarmuid) Maolalai

DS Maolalai is a poet from Ireland who has been writing and publishing poetry for almost 10 years. His first collection, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden, was published in 2016 by the Encircle Press, and he has a second collection forthcoming from Turas Press in 2019. He has been nominated for Best of the Web and twice for the Pushcart Prize.
DS (Diarmuid) Maolalai

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