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Aidan Rooney: Reliquary (after Ida Faubert)

Here, in a small rosewood box
lined with silver satin,
your locket still attached
to a closed gold chain.

November 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

Aidan Rooney: Chestnut Tree (after Ida Faubert)

The courtyard’s chestnut tree,
already shedding leaves
in dulcet sunset heat,
stands tall and grieves.

September 17, 2021 · 2 Comments

Aidan Rooney: Tropical Evening (after Ida Faubert)

Come breathe with me the sidewalk scents and
exhale into the night my erratic soul.

June 11, 2021 · 3 Comments

Aidan Rooney: Think Back | Emmelie Prophète

Think back, some day,
to this dismembered city,
its sounds, squalor and dolor.

March 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

Aidan Rooney: Human

I knocked at your door,
I knocked at your heart,
looking for a good bed,
looking for a good fire.

December 1, 2020 · 4 Comments

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