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Simon LewisSimon Lewis was the winner of the Hennessy Prize for Emerging Poetry and the runner up in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2015. He also featured in Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series the same year. He has been shortlisted for the Listowel Poetry Prize and Bridport Prize and received commendations in the Gregory O’Donoghue prize and Dromineer Literary Prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Daly

Monerea Terrace, 1901

 

Sometimes, the lady shows me how to make the bread

the special one they like on Sabbath. In silence,

except for affirmation or a gentle hand

to sway me right. At the sink, I watch

the salt soaks up the blood from fish and meat,

smell the sweetness of their soup, or gaze

as gherkins float in brine like goldfish,

until one day, he plucks one out, crunches,

winces, nods and offers one to me.

When I get home each week, mother makes

bacon, sausage, pudding. Always asks

"Are those Jewmen treating my daughter right?"

and somehow I feel betrayal with every bite.

 

 

 

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