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  August 2009
volume 7 number 2
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  Theresa Antonia
  Catherine Berry
  Mary Rose Betten
  Richard Burrill
  David Christensen
  Kathrine David
  Holly Day
  kumari de Silva
  Kenneth Gurney
  Paul Hellweg
  Thea Iberall
  Kathleen Kenny
  Tracy Koretsky
  Marie Lecrivain
  H.E. Mantel
  Rick Marlatt
  Augusto Munoz
  Sergio Ortiz
  Yelena and Roman Tunkel
  Carmen Vega
  John Sibley Williams
  Amye Wilson
  Seth Woolf
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Kathleen Kenny
August 2009



photo by maja trochimczyk

    Kathleen Kenny is a writer of Irish parentage who lives and writes in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She works as a part-time creative writing tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Her latest collection of poems: Firesprung was published recently by Red Squirrel Press.



A & E

The blood seeps out
like an oily hair product
as she pokes
a finger into your head to ensure
the skull has not been fractured.

Stitching your black wet hair
in with the wound
she seems to enjoy this blend
of needlework and mending:
might even take a pinch
of malicious pleasure
in your pain, which at its source
is drink related.

I watch you whiten, wince,
lick your tears in silence.
I sit close but distant, tuck
my arms in tight around my coat
hugging you by proxy.

copyright 2009 Kathleen Kenny