Ion Corcos


We listened through remnants
of wood and broken stone,
pieces of art selected by the sea
for an exhibition about floods.
Trunks and branches washed high
onto the sand; Kathy didn’t see them,
didn’t talk about the sea, the logs,
the half-gone beach; only of memories,
things from under another sun.
We recalled the bale of hay
swept from a nearby farm;
a large weed-covered heap, its grassy smell,
hot head, taken by the night sea.
Next morning, Kathy was gone too;
the sand left bare, without stones,
without wood, without trace.

Copyright © Ion Corcos 2018

Ion Corcos has been published in Panoply, Clear Poetry, Atrium, The High Window and other journals. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Ion is a nature lover and a supporter of animal rights. He is currently travelling indefinitely with his partner, Lisa. Ion’s website is and he tweets at @IonCorcos

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Poet, publisher, gardener
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5 Responses to Ion Corcos

  1. Pingback: Ion Corcos Published – The Open Mouse – Ion Corcos

  2. lisa reily says:

    Such a sad poem, Ion. A beautiful echo of loss…

  3. Arlene Antoinette says:

    Another beautiful one, Ion.

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