Minor Wars

Minor Wars

my girlfriend; she calls

me up

on the way

to meet her friends. she has

something to say to them - to one of them, especially.

she doesn't like

her friend's new boyfriend - she thinks

he seems a lot like the last one,

who my girlfriend also

didn't like. and in the end,

she didn't either. fucked her around, she says,

and fucked around behind her. fought small arguments

like he was waging

minor wars. I tell her to be careful - her friend

won't take this well.

we met them, actually,

quite early on; he was a quiet man

who played card games

and she seemed

very happy.


Diarmuid ó Maolalaí

A little about myself; I'm a graduate of English Literature from Trinity College in Dublin and recently returned there after four years abroad in the UK and Canada. I have been writing poetry and short fiction for the past eight or nine years with some success. My writing has appeared in such publications as 4'33', Strange Bounce and Bong is Bard, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Out of Ours, The Eunoia Review, Kerouac's Dog, More Said Than Done, Star Tips, Myths Magazine, Ariadne's Thread, The Belleville Park Pages, Killing the Angel and Unrorean Broadsheet, by whom I was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. I also recently published a short collection with Encircle Publications entitled 'Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden'. 

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