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Aide Memoire | a poem by Eamonn Stewart

By Eamonn Stewart

In the snap, confetti the guests fling
were the scales from the butterfly’s wings.
Coventrating not cleaving
the air that used to make it soar – became a simulacrum –
an electroscope flapping in a jar,
charged and discharged
by an electrophorus of despair –
the diaphragm applicator:
Only it, and the picture, are still there.

Eamonn Stewart was born in Belfast Northern Ireland 1964. Twice overall winner of The Irish Narional Children's Poetry Competition. Trained as advertising photographer. Worked as motion picture camera operator. Diverse magazine publication of poems and photos. Work pro bono as DOP on student/indie films.