by Christy Hall

County Antrim

This expanse of Antrim coast:
for the most part untouched,
takes in ski-slope hills,
aacartoon-like roads,
and hard-to-reach coastal posts.
The viewpoints shout their own story.

Cushendun mirrors Tobermory,
its scotch neighbour,
and a fishing small hold.
Tobermory peaks eastwards at—
paired to Scotland’s
coastal hull
by a Celtic line
of latitude through

I trawled Cushendall,
raking forth for a swill of beer,
watching the breakers make scum
from froth and foam.
But a combed row of fishing
boats is all that autumn
aaleaves us here.

Christy Hall is a Northern poet currently residing in the South. He has had poems published in print and online, on both sides of the Atlantic. Recently one of his pieces was used in a literary pamphlet which helped to secure Hull’s bid to become European City of Culture for 2017. He graduated with a Master’s Degree from the University of Hull in 2010. He is currently writing his first full length collection, which will hopefully be launched sometime next year.