Home New Poetry Abhaile: With Tracy Gaughan Novelist and emerging poet, Nick Browne

Novelist and emerging poet, Nick Browne

LOCKDOWN

I

The midges are out in force tonight, strangers to social isolation, 

keen to get into my clothes, my hair

I shrink from their touch  

the closest I’ve been to a crowd for weeks, 

close-pressed clouds of them, their buzzing in my ear is almost

conversation.

II

The streets are full of brigands, masked or scarfed

bottled sanitiser holstered in low slung handbags

itchy hands are trigger happy here in these clean streets

where...

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