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  April 2012
volume 9 number 1
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  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Charles Claymore
  William Harris
  Dawnell Harrison
  Dan Hedges
  Kathleen Kenny
  Austin McCarron
  David McIntire
  Angel Uriel Perales
  Rishan Singh
  Jan Steckel
  Annette Sugden
  Jason Visconti
  Cindy Weinstein
  Gianna Wurzl
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Kathleen Kenny
April 2012



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.



My Lover as Goose

You came to bed wet
your ugly toes and flat feet.

Youd let yourself go,
drank, ate bird-cake full of fat.

Youd dried out, tried all my creams
to stop the feathers flaking off your back.

Your hair poked out
it was black and almost human.

Tie it back, I said. A goose with a tail
like a horse is ridiculous.

Ill take the shears to you while you dream
your goosy dreams of cobbles and corn,

the difficulty of picking up small objects.
I will smooth your feathers, make you sleek

and strong. I will pride myself
at your silhouette heading out the V.

copyright 2011 Kathleen Kenny