The Soft Madness of Now

Author(s) : Edward Lee,
poetry, issue-four

With no orders given,
chaos has free reign.
No one seems to have noticed
and so no questions are asked,

which is just as well,
the only available answers
faded from being,
left out too long
under the unset moon
that rabid dogs
bark at, endlessly,
the blood on their teeth
not their own.


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.