Benburb St – Poetry by DS Maolalai

Street at Night – Konstantin Korovin

night falls, and rooms
stumble out
of their houses. land
in the street
like someone knocking
over salt. the warm
yellow glow
of old lampshades.
the sharp
aggressive shine
of undressed lights.


About the Poet

DS Maolalai has been nominated four times for Best of the Net and three times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, “Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden” (Encircle Press, 2016) and “Sad Havoc Among the Birds” (Turas Press, 2019)

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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