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artworks by Eimear Kavanagh

My girl has a window barred, triple locked heart.

She steers through the long hours like a battleship

Striking the waves of my affection
Slicing through peaceful negotiation
My girl has a window barred, triple locked heart

My girl, has a window barred, triple locked heart
I swing out wild, try to pierce her with a cry,

drop the anchor

Catch her beams before they race past me
Out towards the paint-chipped horizon


My girl has a window barred, triple locked heart

Just a hair of the moon
Just a fragment of light
Turn your face, love
And help me remember what’s there in the shadows

My girl has a window barred, triple locked heart

She’s a white dwarf in a far off time and space

Going deeper and cooler by the day
Mining the concrete with her fingernails

My girl has a window barred triple locked heart

I know you I do