A Treatise On Alchemy
There is a simple solution for life’s inanities
When a man drinks a cup of coffee by a table on a chair,
And if a little crystallized element is added,
Winter’s fur, ermine
Sleep flicks its tail through me.
People pass on the street below
Presses open and close,
Medb Charleton is from Sligo, Ireland. She completed her M.A. in Creative Writing at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 2007 and her poems have appeared in Turbine ‘07 and The Lumiere Reader. These poems were inspired by moving down under to the edge of the world.