Lost Labour



Lost Labour


Her back to the bright,

bubbling party she stood

within a closet of shadow

at the corner of the balcony,

a glass more than half full

held slackly

in her pale protruding hand,

and I sensed a heart

was draining.


Anthony Wade


Anthony Wade, a Forward Prize nominee, is a graduate lawyer with a Master’s Degree, educated in England who also worked in The Netherlands. He published his first poem in 2018 and since in poetry journals in Ireland, Britain, India and the US, in print and online, including Ariel Chart, Borderless, Drawn To The Light, Dreich, Green Ink, Lakeview International Literary Journal, Ogham Stone, Scrittura Magazine, Setu Bilingual Journal, Strands Lit Sphere, Tiny Seed and The Dawntreader. Diaspora Irish, he happily now lives by the sea in East Cork, only ten miles from where he spent childhood summers, and is an active member of the local writers’ group.

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