For Dave

Steve Denehan

He is clarinets and midnight rainbows

he is sunlight rolling

down the stairs of a basement cafe

his shoulders have carried me, unknowingly,

through swirling times

of paper cuts and acid drops

we are two trees, creaking

sap leaking

still standing

wooden brothers

never leaving

Steve Denehan lives in Kildare, Ireland with his wife Eimear and daughter Robin. Recent publication credits include Better Than Starbucks, Fowl Feathered Review, a "microchapbook" as part of the Origami Poems Project, Terror House Magazine, Dual Coast, The Opiate, Sky Island Journal, Poetry Quarterly, Evening Street Review, The Folded Word, Ink In Thirds, and Third Wednesday. One of his poems was recently shortlisted for the Ireland Poetry Day Competition. His chapbook, Of Thunder, Pearls and Birdsong is available from Fowlpox Press. 

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