EDITOR’S CHOICE: Rooftops – A Poem by DS Maolalai

Rembrandt – Hendrickje Sleeping

Submitted by DS Maolalai

it’s not been a busy day.
none of them are
anymore. smoked
2 cigarettes
and ate
eggs for breakfast.
read a book
by the window
and stayed in bed
til 4pm
with her beside me,
and bent
like rooftops
or low

About the Poet

DS Maolalai recently returned to Ireland after four years away, now spending his days working maintenance dispatch for a bank and his nights looking out the window and wishing he had a view. His first collection, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden, was published in 2016 by the Encircle Press. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

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