Ross Moore


Having given up documentary

to document actors, it was almost inevitable

that the director would cut himself from the script entirely.

The foggy mountain home

never materialised.

Instead, the rain keeps falling,

the un-chopped wood is still part

of a heart-breaking forest.

The morning had been as clear and defined as ice

when he left with the work completed, the bottle emptied,

and all the day to come.

Ross Moore lives and works in Belfast. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals and websites such as the Dublin Review of BooksLong Poem Magazine, and the Chicago Review. His poetry has been published in journals including The Shop: A Magazine of PoetryFortnightSkylight 47Abridged and Strix.