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Tom Moore is from Midleton, Co. Cork, and works in the School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, UCC. He studied Veterinary Medicine at UCD, and did PhD and postdoctoral studies in London and Cambridge, UK, in reproduction and developmental genetics. He has been a prize winner in the Gregory O’Donoghue and Ballymaloe poetry competitions, and is a contributor to New Eyes on the Great Book.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Canyon


Don’t talk about water, its three-sided flair.

Insinuate a gold-leaf lizard, its footprint fugue,

its iron sphere.

 

Red-eyed apache pocket mice are the sole

doppler signifiers

of this jammed-all-night expressway.

 

A single buzzard wing swings

on a flagpole like

a half-hinged saloon car door.

 

Schmeckpeper’s only son

is gone to Detroit to retrofit

the velociraptor genome to the egg of a midwife toad.

 

Something more zealous than squeezed light must have come through here.

Something must have scooped out this terrain.

Somewhere, there’s a mountain.

 

                           

©2015 Tom Moore

 

 

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