By Cathal Gunning

 

My gesticulation

+ lo-tone

+ ur breathlessighing

+ notears

Turn2

Bodies imposing

On

One another

U No

Wh@ else

Sounds like

Fighting

+ in

Intimacy

We’re golden

G.O.O.D

OK

Impossible

The can’t last silence of holding in breath

In order 2fall asleep faster

 

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Born in Blackrock, Cathal Gunning now splits his time between Dublin and Mayo. In university, he authored opinion pieces and satirical cartoons for the University Observer and film criticism for the College Tribune, and was selected for UCD's career mentor programme. He contributed "Malahide" to online collective 'Snakes of Various Consistency', and he is an editor and co-founder of the online poetry, art, non-fiction, and literature collective 'Cold Coffee Stand' (www.coldcoffeestand.com). His debut novel, Innocents, will be published by Solstice later in 2017. Excerpts from 'Innocents' have been short-listed for the 2015 Maeve Binchy Award and the Cuttyhunk Island Writer's Residency.