Category Archives: S J Lavery

The Ionian Night

Didn’t you know..

plays again and again-
following me through
the ionian night.
Shaking hands with
Eddy Floyd in a corner bar
frequented by those who
prefer their evenings brash.
With temperatures staying
at one hundred and five-
the cats are stretching out
in doorways they are guarding
and dogs they are a howling-
out into the restless night.
Where mosquitos circulate
round legs just ripe for biting-
sucking silently and skin deep.
On white sheet pillows
we return to sleep.
Beneath the citrus sweet
and the low hum of a airconditioning.


Giveaway starting on June 20th

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willington by Sean J Lavery

willington

by Sean J Lavery

Giveaway ends June 28, 2016.

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#WorldPoetryDay

The broken rhyme.
The strangulated sentence.
The pig iron ring.
The bruise that never heals.
The slam of a door.
The crack in the skylight.
The louder you are.
The quieter I become.


RIP Charlie

CharlieTakesARide1

My old cat Charlie died yesterday. He was eighteen years old and had suffered a stroke. For the first eight of those years he lived with me, and for the next ten with my daughter. I wrote a childrens story featuring a cat named Charlie back when my daughter was three, but I never finished the illustrations. I’ve decided to upload the story and illustrations, as a tribute to old Charlie. You can read it here.