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Captivity


I am an animal

a wild animal
from the tropics
celebrated far and wide
for my beauty

once
I’d shake the forest trees
with my roar

but now
I lie down
and stare through one eye
at that solitary tree over there

people come in their hundreds
every day

who would do anything at all
for me
except release me.


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Poet:
Caitlín Maude
Translator:
Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Original language:
Irish
Issue:
2016 Number 1 - SOLD OUT - The Great Flight

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