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Issue # 4 May 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


David Mohan is based in Dublin, Ireland, and writes poetry and short stories. His poetry has been published in The Sunday Tribune, The Stony Thursday Book, Abridged, The Moth and Revival. He has also won numerous poetry awards including the Hennessy/ Sunday Tribune Poetry Award, as well as the 2008 overall New Irish Writer Award. He was chosen to participate in the 2010 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series.

David Mohan

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I saw you take charge when
they brought the body in –

first laying him out gently
on the grass; the white hands
limp and slightly curled;
a frail wisp of hair

out of place; and you
hunkering down to put this straight,
like a lover would do to a lover