There’s a man
the silent world claims as Noah,
standing at the cliff’s edge,
looking down on us
as we crawl across each other,
his measurements already taken,
the wood already cut;
he’s waiting for the word
he knows is coming,
feels it in the tightening of the misty air,
the word he heard before
when we were so less civilised
than we now are.
Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. His debut poetry collection “Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge” was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection.
He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.
His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com