Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. His debut poetry collection “Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge” was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection.
He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.
His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com
FOR THE SAKE OF
Let the night take me, suddenly, unexpectedly, tonight or fifty years from now, so I need never see the grief of my loved ones as they watch me collapse into broken shadows in some bright hospital bed, the remainder of my life rubber stamped in months by some doctor finding a lump or a mole, or a discrepancy in my thickening blood, or one of the hundreds of ways a life can turn on itself. Simply put, let me go without anyone knowing I am going, especially myself, yes, especially myself, comfortable in the near-universal deception that I will live one day longer than forever.