Vallum Poem of the Week: “Rain” by Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart’s poem “Sublunary” is forthcoming this year in the international annual anthology Great Weather For MEDIA. He plays the Cheltenham Literary Festival in 2017. Chris w…

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Vallum Poem of the Week: “Rain” by Chris Stewart

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry

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Chris Stewart‘s poem “Sublunary” is forthcoming this year in the international annual anthology Great Weather For MEDIA. He plays the Cheltenham Literary Festival in 2017. Chris was longlisted for the CYCLOP International VideoPoetry Contest 2015. He’s performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and toured with Apples and Snakes on Public Address. His poems appear in a variety of magazines including TheAtticus Review, Alliterati, Freak Circus and Outdoor Photography. He’s anthologised in Break-Out (Ek Zuban, 2013). Tweet him @SideBurnedPoet. Find his award-winning filmpoems here: www.youtube.com/zorki28

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Poet: Chris Stewart

A poem of mine x

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Even Ciarin Has Women Troubles

‘I passed up a sure thing.
This amazing girl,
recently split,
all she wanted was vindication
through casual sex.
She sat on my lap
and asked a passing random
to join us.

‘This close.
I was this close.

‘Then this girl,
this girl,
this other girl,
the other girl,
this raven haired Irish beauty,
the girl I have no chance with,

‘nineteen. Nineteen.

‘But it’s her personality
or the fact I can’t have her

or because… because…

‘Because, she’s like the best person to take to the theatre,
she’ll laugh at what she wants, you know,
with this really loud, distinctive laugh,
that most people, if they had this laugh,
they’d keep it shelved, no?
She doesn’t hide it,
this obnoxious laugh.
‘She came from nowhere
and then she’s there,
she’s suddenly there
by the stairs

‘And I’m this close, this close

‘and…

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