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james o'sullivanJames O'Sullivan is a PhD candidate at University College Cork. His poetry has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Revival Literary Journal, The Linnet’s Wings and wordlegs. In addition to various minor poetry prizes and awards, he received a High Commendation in the 2013 Charles Macklin Poetry Prize. James has read his work at such venues as the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin and Galway’s Róisín Dubh. He has also been a guest reader at the Cork Short Story Festival, as well as at the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. 


 

 

 

 

 

Children's Ward

 

Would it make any difference if I wrote your name

like Ozymandias, or would you rather sit awake

waiting for toy soldiers, worried they might not come?

Should I tell of you by mossy stones, where you yourself

might want to climb, scrape your knee, and pine

for eyes, the colour of which you can’t quite recall?

What if I put down your tale, for all to know–—

would you rather touch Murano glass, taste chocolate

until you’re sick, and stay up late watching cheap telly?

 

 

 

 

 

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