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with the martello journal

Voices lost in the wind

by kevin mcmanus

I call your name, but it gets lost in the rising wind,
your tears are drowned in the driving rain,
your face is fading in the fog of time.

Looking out to sea with the cold seeping into your skin,
thoughts like waves drifting from what might have been,
with the briny taste of the sea in your mouth,
and the far-off storm in your faraway eyes.

Kevin McManus is a poet from County Leitrim in Ireland. In 2021 he published a poetry collection entitled "The Hawthorn Tree" with Lapwing Publishers, Belfast. He has been published in a number of journals including, the Honest Ulsterman, The Madrigal, the Cormorant and the Galway Review.  

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