Rhys Shanahan πŸ”ˆ

Medicine as Different Poison

late afternoon
retch into a black wheelie bin

lean prometheus sharp in certain light
eats mouthfuls of uncertain stars

really just poor reproductions

building site
office block
fairy lights

sit at the junction dreams circle
shelter meal-burgled narrow bodies

a water-cold morning
a disused phone box

pretend to call someone.

Author Reading

About the Author

Rhys Shanahan is an emerging Welsh poet and workshop facilitator. He performs spoken word and produces music under the alias “Hard-Boiled Wormo.” His work has been featured in the University of Reading Arts Anthology and Nawr Magazine. He is also one of the founders of Dyddiau Du, a Cardiff-based queer and neurodivergent arts and literature