TALKING TO THE GIRL YOU LIKE IN THE PUB
I talk about the girl I want to kiss
to the girl I want to kiss
She doesn’t know it’s me
because it’s so fundamentally unthinkable,
wanting to kiss a girl,
and her being that girl.
I take my beer
and have another draught
Annabel Mahoney is a writer and essayist who has won awards from the Human Rights Watch, The Literary Association and Forward Poetry. Her work has most recently appeared in Occulum Journal, Chantwood Magazine and Riggwelter Press.
Her debut collection Wyf-King is scheduled for release in 2019 by Lapwing Publications. She is currently collating material for her second book, which focuses on the relationship between Shakespeare and medievalism in the First World War.