Friday, April 12, 2024

Barely Any Sky Between Horizons By DS Maolalai

a close day. everything
touchable. barely any sky
between horizons.
birds could be crumbs
on a table in a dirty cafe.
my car is a scuttling
crab-shape of creature –
cautious and tiny
and clinging to walls.
people keep pulling
out in front of me
lately I'm driving
too fast.


DS Maolalai has been described by one editor as "a cosmopolitan poet" and another as "prolific, bordering on incontinent". His work has nominated twelve times for Best of the Net, eight for the Pushcart Prize and once for the Forward Prize, and has been released in three collections; "Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden" (Encircle Press, 2016), "Sad Havoc Among the Birds" (Turas Press, 2019) and “Noble Rot” (Turas Press, 2022)