Steve Downes

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Steve Downes was born in Drogheda Co. Louth, Ireland in 1973. He has been writing poetry and prose since 1992 and has been publishing and performing his work for over 20 years.

Steve's debut Novel is Cosmogonic Marbles (available on Amazon @ http: // ...
Popular Poems
Writing Under Water
Waiting for that sweet moment
when I break the surface and gasp
a lungful of clean air
when words mean what I want them to mean
Once I was a man like you
strong in the heart and mind
Now my spectre drifts the sands of Egypt these sixteen
across the tombs of Pharaohs
Incomplete Circles
A tiny push
just a tip of a finger
as the exhale of a humming bird
Slumped On The Shoulders Of Dwarves
I am vanquished by pressure unseen
my lungs are rasped by air unclean
and my eyes are bagged
by images and magazines obscene
Christmas At Christchurch
I feel translucent
a man of marble skin
as if dreaming my motions
every step a tread in water


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