Tainted by Edward Lee

 

TAINTED

 

In the river

where all things

are born,

something is dying;

the reek of decay

has become an entity itself,

coating the skins of every second newborn

like a birthmark

that whispers of the end

of all beginnings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.  His debut poetry collection “Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge” was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection.

He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.

His Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/edwardleewriter

 

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