Some things – it’s as if we might have made them up.
Like the night we camped on a hill in Donegal, above
the sea and under a clear sky, watching the Perseids
smear sudden streaks of brilliance across our holiday
and it was like eternity or timelessness or time
or something; our two young daughters, awake
after midnight and watching with us. They both
remember too – I’ve asked. Even after twenty years,
light is still seared across their retinas; the night when …
Moyra Donaldson is a poet and creative writing facilitator living in Northern Ireland. She has published six collections of poetry, most recently Selected Poems (Liberties Press 2012) and The Goose Tree (Liberties Press 2014).