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Niall McGrath
Niall McGrath

Niall McGrath writes from experiences and his background living in rural County Antrim. He also explores an interest in the transcendental, especially from a Vaisnaivist perspective. His work has been widely published internationally, with his most recent published collection being Treasures of the Unconscious (Scotus Press, Dublin, 2009).

Outlet by Nniall McGrath

They peer before caves, curious as wolves,
drooling slightly, anticipating feasts.
Their quarry resides on racks and shelves,
is frocks and socks, trousers and jackets.
Females’ eyes narrow, feline;
males’ heads bob, canine.
Bargain-hunting, they fall in packs on tables
strewn with scraps and rags,
leftovers from last year’s must-haves.
Cubs queue before tents pitched
as if at a jousting tournament that reek
of hot nuts, sauce-drizzled crepes and candy floss
while their dams loll in herds sipping Wolf Blass
and nibbling paninis as the sires munch
chips and steak, supping at beer pitchers.

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