Thursday, July 21, 2022

New Poetry by Edward Lee

Your Future Argued As Your Present Ends 

Seeing you everyday
I never noticed
the deep, dark caves
forming beneath your eyes.

It was only
as the nurse
gave us privacy
in the room, her head
nodding as her eyes met our own
before lowering to the ground,
that I saw the end
that was coming for you,
saw those caves
like collapsed structures
beneath your eyes,

the end that finally arrived
in your sleep an impossible
amount of days later,
your long-broken family,
hastily reassembled by your impending end,
outside, once again arguing
over your future,
each voice whispering
but still demanding to be heard.

- © Edward Lee 2022

Edward Lee's poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen, The Blue Nib and Poetry Wales.  His play ‘Wall’ received a rehearsed reading as part of Druid Theatre’s Druid Debuts 2020. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Orson Carroll, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy. His blog/website can be found at


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hauntingly beautiful!!