‘Poem for Oscar with Stars in it’ by Kevin Graham

Poem for Oscar with Stars in it Hoisted in the high chair of my arm – all bum and elbows and chocolate ice-cream hands – you point a finger up at the fluid night sky and say star. We’re on the porch of your uncle’s house, on one of the year’s fledgling days, a couple of briquettes buzzing nicely in an old barbeque. Leaning forward, … Continue reading ‘Poem for Oscar with Stars in it’ by Kevin Graham

‘The Kaleidoscope My Big Brother Gave Me’ by Ann Leahy

The Kaleidoscope My Big Brother Gave Me It created geometric processions out of rooms: made a pair of butterflies rise from a fireside chair, caused a ball of wool to fan and become a guelder-rose, a cylinder of gas to spoke into a four-pronged star, eight eyes to glisten from a hot-plate ringed with chrome. It put my reflection in as part of the pattern: … Continue reading ‘The Kaleidoscope My Big Brother Gave Me’ by Ann Leahy