Promise

by Neil Slevin

I promised you
I’d speak as Gaeilge
so I took a stranger’s words inside,

held each close to my chest,
filled them with love
then let them float

into the Galway air.

 

Neil Slevin MA, BSc is a writer from Co. Leitrim, Ireland, whose poetry has been published by various Irish publications, including Skylight 47, Boyne Berries, and Into The Void, and numerous international journals, such as Scarlet Leaf Review and Artificium: The Journal. His flash fiction appeared in The Incubator.

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