The Loss

The Loss


The pain is as clear as yesterday,

my heart leaping in shock,

the sourness of loss in my mouth,

the ice cream splattered

on the cement pavement,

the smeared cornet held dejectedly

in my drooping hand,

the other boys gleefully jeering,

how hard I missed an older sister

to share hers.


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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