I promised you
I’d speak as Gaeilge
so I took a stranger’s words inside,
held each one close to my chest,
filled them with love
then let them float
into the Galway air.
Neil Slevin MA, BSc is a writer from Co. Leitrim, Ireland, whose poetry has been published by various Irish publications, including The Galway Review, A New Ulster, Skylight 47, Boyne Berries, and Into The Void, and numerous international journals, such as Scarlet Leaf Review and Artificium: The Journal. His flash fiction appeared in The Incubator. He is a founder and editor of Dodging The Rain.