Kevin Nolan; Flavescent,Flammeous

Flavescent

A colourable moon perspires down

on a foreign country.

 

A road surrounds an Anglican church –

the door swings open and a distant high pitched sound gets higher.

 

The air is wet with Ave Marias, a solitary singer searchingly fingers her

 soul and moans low while city foxes dash by dizzy and wild-eyed with

 questioning snouts.

 

Sitting near on footpath

are two people, in love, smiling at each other, knowing each other

emphatically.

 

In one beats a heart:

Its drawers swing open and shut in slow motion, catch imaginary

snowflakes, which melt and leak down to collect in the swells of her eyes

opening like butterflies.

 

The other’s heart

is wet with vitality, desperate in its countenance

opening and reaching out to her like a legousia flower to the heat

of flavescent moonlight.

*

Flammeous

tonight it became uncontrollably obvious,

so I accept it

like a vampire victim

giving in to the blissful pleasure of a death kiss

we’re fucked

 

its happened

 

we’ve fallen

 

so far down

into love

 

effortlessly it took control of you and me

 

no effort could have stopped it

no effort was made

to expose it as it hid

 

biding benign inside us

 

and by making no effort

to stop it

we became its accomplice

 

in the darkness and the heat,

in the trembling, and the suffocating

in that quenching intimacy

where

 

so far down

 I found you

 

in purest form,

uncontaminated state

 

buried

so deep

a part one can never find in isolation,

for each forever standing

in the way of ourselves

till

someone comes along

finds it in us and gifts it to us

*

Biography

Kevin Nolan, Dublin born, holds an honours degree in Pure Philosophy from The Milltown Institute, and also received a Philosophy through literature diploma there. All in all, he spent six years studying Philosophy. He then studied Fine Art in the National College of Art and Design in conceptual art and film.  His writing has appeared in Colony, The Galway Review, Skylight 47, Bard, The Shine Newsletter, Studies, Decanto Magazine / Anthology (England), The Jack Kerouac Family Association Newsletter, Yareah Magazine (Italy), among other journals.  Nolan is also a singer/composer and has been played predominantly by John Kelly on The JK Ensemble. His debut album Fredrick & The Golden Dawn on which he duets with choice award winning singer Julie Feeney received highly acclaimed reviews both in Ireland and abroad. www.kevinnolan.info

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