big fran’s broken hole


by James Bennett

little down little down
little off the reason
you’ll hurt your bigboy brain

big fran spent thirty years
trying to break that big fuckin wall
the immensity of the brick
gave him piles in the end

every other week
yer man in the shirt
would come along and pop
various tuppences and pittances
into the slits
where fran’s eyes used to be



About the Author:

James Bennett was born in Wexford in 1992. He is studying Spanish and French at Trinity College Dublin. His work has been published in Crannóg, Icarus and The Belleville Park Pages. He is Contributing Editor at Trinity News. He tweets at