Our Paradox – Liam Connolly

When years we treasured weigh me down

Liam Connolly is a Genealogist from Yorkshire who has very kindly decided to submit ‘Our Paradox’ to Voices. Liam is very passionate about writing fantasy novels and poetry, and more of his work can be found at: amomentseized.wordpress.com. Thank you Liam for sharing your talent and time.

Our Paradox

The times your breathing rattles or you snore

and shift, I grouch, and grind my teeth.

But in the silence, strain my eyes upon

those coalescing curves for rise and fall

that promises you have not left me yet.


When years we treasured weigh me down,

this half light hides our age.

But in the dark, some tender touch

will test your weight is more and

reassure – you have not left me yet?


Forgive me if I stare when you’re asleep.

I only trouble yours to know that peace.

Liam Connolly, 27, Yorkshire

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