Edward Lee

Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.  His debut poetry collection Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection.

He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.

His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com

 

Ignorance

Hard to shut a window
that’s never been opened,
yet many try,
fearful that the indifferent storm outside
might invade privacy,
or rearrange lives,
with its previously unwitnessed violence,
its temper legendary
in the single-syllabled words of loose mouths.

Hard to shut a window
that’s never been opened,
but not impossible,
no, not impossible,
especially when we draw the curtains
and turn off our lights,
safety over sense

and visibility.

© 2019 Edward Lee