The ground shakes
reminding us that the foundations we evenly lay,
can be moved without notice,
split the plastered walls
and we try to return to that surety
but everything has shifted –
a world an inch different
is a new world,
and we are washed away in its birth pangs.
Glen Wilson lives in Co. Armagh with his wife Rhonda and children Sian and Cain. He has been widely published, including work in The Honest Ulsterman, Iota and Boyne Berries. He won the 2014 Poetry Space Competition and was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize. His Twitter: @glenhswilson.