Creative Corona: Day 5

Kathy D’Arcy is a published poet, performer and activist.  She is a qualified medical doctor as well as holding a PhD in Creative Writing from UCC.  This poem comes from Encounter (Lapwing 2010), her first poetry collection. The collection is available to browse in virtual form at her website –



His watch sits on the table


My pillowcase and sheets are inside out,

the sour-milk smell of our union

folded away.


I will wrap myself in them

as if I had the measles

and school off tomorrow.


Kathy D’Arcy

TOMORROW: “Fears, Dreams and Trolleys” – by Claire Zwaartman