Maura Flynn

Samhain 2015: Creative writing

Plate of herring
Photographer: Christopher Bertram
Maura Flynn reading her work at the Samhain event.

A  FISHY TALE  (TAIL)

He loved fish.

He had it for his breakfast every morning.

Full of Omega Three and fatty acids,

good for a healthy heart with cholesterol lowering properties.

Herrings were his favourite.

Freshly caught, bright eyed and glistening,

straight from the sea each day.

Coroner returned verdict of death by choking.

 

Final Journey

It was a short drive

From the church

To the graveyard

Where we laid her

Next to the others

Who had gone before.

She is with them now.

 

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