sometimes the river flows backwards, 2020

Solo Exhibition curated by Róisín Bohan andBasic Space
Backwater Artists Group, Cork, 2020
Supported by the River Lee Hotel

Sometimes the river flows backwards,
A mouth swallowing up the salty sea,
Gulping it back and retreating to the foothills of the mountains,
Taking water in, not letting water out.

So as you listen, hold a cup in your hands,
And when the words finally stop coming
lift the cup
and drink the ones you caught

like the river

swallowing the sea.

images courtesey of Brian MacDomhnaill, Backwater Artists Group