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Art by KJ Hannah Greenberg 2021

This Is Nothing; This Is Nowhere: September 2008

by John Doyle

 

And it's Sunday

and the sun is cold as ice,

and those Beatles songs I've never heard

and don't give a damn about,

and that long walk by the railway line

and that freight train that never came

and that Friday night next week where someone plays “Blood on the Tracks”

and everything’s in the wrong order,

and Magnum P.I. from 1985 at 5 AM defusing a bomb alongside a dolphin

and that pecan pie the nurse from Alabama takes still frozen from the fridge

and her niece Savannah who doesn't know yet her auntie's divorced,

and that's it really, thirteen years later. Nothing, nowhere

 

John Doyle 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.



KJ Hannah Greenberg captures the world in words and images. Her most recent poetry collection is Rudiments (Seashell Books, 2020), her most recent essay collection is Simple Gratitudes (Propertius Press, 2020), her most recent short story collection is Demurral: Linens, and Towel and Fears (Bards& Sages Publishing, 2020), and her most recent photography collection is 20/20, Eye on Israel (Camel Saloon, 2015).

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2021