Neil Banks lives in Bray, County Wicklow and works in the insurance industry in Dublin. His stories and poems have been published by New Irish Writing in both The Sunday Tribune and Irish Independent newspapers, by Crannóg Magazine, The Stinging Fly, and RTÉ Radio, and online at Burning Bush 2 and Shot Glass Journal.
kept well we walked
the beach often. She thought
distant ships appeared not moving.
from her ward's west-facing window
the horizon's sharp knife