Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourneabbey, Co Cork, Ireland, and was educated in University College Cork. She was shortlisted for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the Quarryman. To date she has published one novel, titled The Quest for Lost Eire, in 2014, and has published one collection of poetry, titled Continuity Errors, with Lapwing Publications in 2010. She has since been published in a variety of print and online journals. These include: The Fractured Nuance; Revival Magazine; Ink Sweat and Tears; Drunk Monkeys; Hesterglock Press; Linnet’s Wing, Narrator International, The Galway Review; Poethead and The Evening Echo, a local Cork newspaper with a wide circulation.
Purchasing peace, at a high stake
Redeeming sanity at a cost of infinity
Suffice toe not doing this to you
Breaking for the worthless a given mistake.
Sleeping in the raw a cause for excitement
Bathrobes in particular a worked delight
Time paid to type dissertations at will
Labour of love going to go real places.
Recent history a solid rock of sculpture
Mutual need a washed-over necessity
Resurrecting bygones not as easy as it sounds
Hitting on the past is an archaeologist’s idea.
Falling in love where misdirected, wasting time
One’s delusion is one’s glory, a perfect fit
For excavation in the sky, a populist massacre
Poisoning minds like it was in fashion.
Benefit of service, categorising wants
Wiping the floor clean with a surreptitious brush
Buying drinks on the sly, comfortably ahead
Wasting infinite time on popularity.
Returning to learning, anecdotes abounding
Creaking in love a rejection washing away
Abruptly cutting ties that choke in time
Too late, regretting what is done in sundry
© 2018 Patricia Walsh