Alistair Graham

Freshman - 591 Points (Belfast)

Alistair Graham Poems

81. One Among Many 12/26/2013
82. Shall I Continue? 12/31/2013
83. Belfast Taxi 6/11/2013
84. Ally Ally Oh 6/11/2013
85. Headquarters 12/22/2012
86. Fifty Sheets Of Grey 4/12/2013
87. A Black Death 11/3/2012
88. It's Always Stinking Outside 11/3/2012
89. Northern Irish Poets -new- 8/13/2017
Best Poem of Alistair Graham

It's Always Stinking Outside


Yesterday rain tumbled down on Belfast,
by mid evening the house brick was damp-dark,
the geraniums were in mourning-upright, just-
in their blackened saturated terracotta.

The crown of the trees against the premature dusk,
like huge dulse-heads dropped from an ocean sky;
a shade darker than deepest black.

The wooden garden table, the concrete patio,
the stepping stones across the lawn;
the window sills and the back door steps,
all melancholic, sodden to black.

The Bangor blue slates on the line of rooftops,
a stinking fur coat, ...

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All I Have

Was black as hell outside
The glass in the back door
reflected me
I couldn't see through

I pulled the door open
A man stood before me
in the dark
He screamed in my face

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