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16 October 2014
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Karen McCague

I'm twenty three years old but its only recently that I've begun to seek publication. I work full time as a Community Health Worker in Armagh, helping people with drug and alcohol problems and any other associated health issues. My work is really enjoyable but I would love to dedicate all my time to writing! I enjoy reading and love writers such as George Orwell and John Steinbeck, natural, no fuss. The poets that I admire greatly are Berryman, Hughes, Auden, Heaney, Bishop: to be honest the list is infinite.

Fake by Karen McCague

The reactive nature is the bite of the beast
The large bicorn, the buffalo of ill.
The beach beast and sunflowerd dream
Shelters the echo, yet roars once more.
Part of the deal is this spinning wheel
The friction and the fight, I do not wish to
Give up my life, and have it on the tip of your tongue.
Your desire to see the fortune as a big fat gesture.
But the jester wants a rest and shuts his eye
Locks up the door, padlocks the safe,
Chooses not to relate, for GOD'S SAKE. YOU FAKE.

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