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Caroline Ryan

Caroline is a writer/actor and founder of Lightworks Theatre in Los Angeles; her play Rage Removers starred Dan Castelanetta of The Simpsons. In 2002 her poem The White on the Waves was etched onto a poetry sculpture commissioned by a Belfast City Arts Initiative. She is a member of the writers' group at Queens University and is currently at work on a book entitled The Other Side of Belfast.

Angry like the Moon by Caroline Ryan

and your voice interrupts the old dream
where I still run down old roads and unfamiliar streets,
never stopping for long.

and my restless turning
won’t quiet its angry rhythm.

You stand between them,
a perfect interruption,
a steadfast calm inside all the roads
you’ve taken.

I would prefer the moon to glow less angrily,
influence me to turn more easily.

Years gone,
I am angrier than the moon
and your voice, another road that intrigues.

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