Eamon Mc Guinness

Why I Leave the Radio On


I need to learn to get up and have breakfast without you.

Drink coffee, get dressed and leave without seeing you.


The recent news reminds me

That this won´t last forever.


And that´s why I leave the radio on.






Holding our cups tighter,

than we ever held hands.


No back-biting or telling

stories that aren´t our own.


You get used to anything, she said,

even being alone.




Eamon is 28 and from Dublin.  He has had work published in wordlegs, Bare Hands Poetry and The Bohemyth. He has also recorded one of his pieces for www.podcasts.ie.