Colin Dardis is a poet and editor from Northern Ireland. One of Eyewear Publishing's Best New British and Irish Poets 2016, a collection with Eyewear is forthcoming. He is the founder of Poetry NI and editor for Lagan Online. His work has been published widely throughout Ireland, UK and USA. www.colindardispoet.co.uk

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Colin Dardis

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Poetry

April 2017

scratch an itch

with your teeth

 

crown smoothed down

against finger

 

as a baby sucks

for comfort

 

might you

fold your hands

 

inside your mouth

and hope

 

that the devil

disappears

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