Davos by Mike Gallagher

I am not a silent poet

The hypocrisy of talking
equality, inclusiveness,
in the exclusiveness
of their Swiss tax haven
not lost on new vultures,
now circling. They see no need
to be sorry for their culture
of access to excess,
of me, me, me.

..

Mike Gallagher is an Irish writer, poet and editor. His prose, poetry, haiku and songs have been published throughout Europe, America, Australia, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Mexico, The Philippines, Japan and Canada. His writing has been translated into Irish, Croatian, Japanese, Dutch, German, Italian and Chinese.

He won the Michael Hartnett Viva Voce competition in 2010 and 2016, was shortlisted for the Hennessy Award in 2011 and won the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Contest in 2012.

His poetry collection Stick on Stone was published by Revival Press in 2013.

http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com/books/stick-on-stone/

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