A full read book drenched in dull red
from a glass of half-slept dreams.
A body old before his time,
trapped in childhood screams.
Sinking to the lowest ebb,
peeling layers from dead skin.
A broken fist, raised a toast to a
in a spider’s web.
➽Seán Maguire has been writing poetry, song lyrics, short stories and non-fiction for over thirty years and has had a considerable amount of his work published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies and online blogs. The above poem is taken from his collection For Those Left Behind.