⏩ Frankie Quinn is a former republican prisoner who is now a community activist. He is the author of Open Gates, a book of poetry.
Tears When she cried, her tears fell in his eyes
Filled them and returned his reflection
To her mind where softness joined both
Becoming one drop together on water.
She held the moisture in her hands, kissed
Life came running down her face with marked
Colourful streams staggering to trembling lips
She licked salty pearls and passed them to him.
He absorbed them, became her shimmering light
In the same brightness created by dreams
Quivering inside her head were lonely memories
Of a lover long gone, he forever marked her soul.
She drank the shine from his clearness then
Filled his heart brimming with kindness and love
He tried to accept but the waves would not allow him
He turned beneath them and died with no sight of her.