at least once in their life,
looked in a cracked mirror,
only to realise
the mirror is smooth,
their hand already in motion
to touch the cracks
before noticing the truth,
before seeing their face fall
from sight, the vision of their eyes
the last thing to go, the shock
on their face remaining in the air
like a shimmer of heat
of a hot summer’s day?
Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. His play ‘Wall’ was part of Druid Theatre’s Druid Debuts 2020. His debut poetry collection “Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge” was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection.
He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.
Find him on Twitter: @edwardleewriter
His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com