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‘Everything’ and other poems by Evelyn Moloney

1. Everything

 
It’s truly
a chaotic thing
to suddenly see
 
starlight,
heaven and
everything
 
in someone’s eyes
 

2. Sky

 
The sky spilled sadness
into paper cups
 
and
 
lilac clouds
soaked up the dreams of
a thousand
grey
print press people
 
with their coffee stained sleeves,
keyboard click steps
and empty minds
 

3. Pull

 
I wish I could pull
all the sad out of you
out through your chest
 
I’d fill up
the empty spaces
with flowers
 
chrysanthemum cardiac tissue
your whole heart
plastered in
every
pretty petal
 
As if I could bandage
an entire botanical garden
of happy
blooming
in your bloodstream
 

4. Crash

 
Oh my poor whole world
is crashing down
in stinging purple spark explosions
and
salty little girl tears
that I can hear
the sound
of
each time I’ve ever wished
on pastel birthday cake candles
 
distorted,
flooding
 
rushing like icy water,
wish wish wish
 

5. Dizzy

 
My world
is
always sunset
and dizzy—
 
colours flash quicker
when I close my eyes
 
I like to catch
falling things
or
floating things
—maybe dandelion seeds
 
I will always trail my hands
across
every wooden beam
 
and write wishes in the dust
asking voices you can’t hear
 
for answers, I don’t need
 
Everything is © Evelyn Moloney

Evelyn Moloney is a twenty-year-old art student living in Madrid. She has worked in four cities in twelve months all across Europe and can speak three languages fluently. She was part of 2012’s published writers under Fighting Words.

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