"beyond wins and losses the copper boxer..." michael o'brien


beyond wins and losses the copper boxer

hexagonal horizon
the laburnum in bloom

spooked by a slamming door
the sparrow smashes
into a window

time to be understood as or through metaphor

the bird
its second leg
appears

in this short night a lilac



Michael O’Brien lives in Glasgow, Scotland. He is the author of As Adam (UP Literature), Big Nothing (Bones), and The Anabasis of Man (Yavanika Press). You can follow him on twitter @michaelobrien22

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