Kate Ennals – Two poems

kate 001Kate Ennals completed the MA in Writing in NUI Galway in 2013. She currently runs poetry and writing workshops in Cavan. Kate is also running a new pilot project, At The Edge in Cavan, a literary reading evening and open mic in Cavan.
Kate has been published in Crannog, Skylight 47, Burning Bush 2, in The Galway Review and The Adventure Hat, published by the Black Fort Writers, Ropes and Boyne Berries.


‘How not to be like Mother’

I have a list of what not to do.
It’s long.
Don’t criticize.
Avoid sarcasm.
But already I am doing it wrong
For I see flashes
of her in me,
in mine.
No. I need a list of what to do
to achieve
the person I want to be
in spite of who I am.


No Evidence of Misconduct

G Com bugged.
Security alert.
Minister not told.
Commissioner hurt
Lies all lies
questions answered
nothing heard

Except for you, you, you and you…and you
The air waves are full.
Who is the victim of crime here?
As an ordinary decent citizen
Can I resign?



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