Kent Railway Station, (Cork
City, March 8, 2009)
by John Doyle
The girl from Košice
doesn’t know Nigel K—
nor do I. Nor do I know
the girl from Košice;
It really is a clusterfuck,
as any jarhead might say,
waiting at their bunk-beds
for a war in South America to happen,
watching their cigarette
fizzle-out, the President’s commiserations
in a cool-deep puddle beneath their boots—
shining, like moonlight that dares a little
to tickle the roofs of trains
leaving Kent Railway Station,
and my ticket, almost valid.
I do not wish to know Nigel K,
nor the girl from Košice.
One night in the hippy commune
was a bad, bad mistake.
is from County Kildare in Ireland. He returned to writing poetry in February
2015 after a gap of nearly 7 years. Since then, he's had 6 collections
released, including Leaving Henderson County, in 2020. He is writing his
first novel at present and works as a journalist.
Ann Marie Rhiel
is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born
and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her
passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around
northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also
enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine