Story Time

Story Time

We all emerge through pain

from lightless, sightless safety

and throw a triumphant cry into

the lighted air,


yet fearful for the unknown

through which we journey

to reach the silence

before the deep, dark slit

in the raw earth,

or the crackling, cackling

flames that consume.

How we bear ourselves

while we weave without foresight

through joys and assaults

is our story.

Anthony Wade

Anthony Wade is a graduate lawyer with a Master’s Degree, an Irish national educated in England who also worked in The Netherlands. He has published poems in Ariel Chart, Boyne BerriesScrittura MagazineMonthsToYearsStrands Lit Sphere and The Dawntreader. He received a Highly Commended in the Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award 2018.  An active member of the Midleton Writers’ Group he now lives by the sea in East Cork.

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