Konstandinos (Dino) Mahoney, London/Athens based poet of
Greek-English-Irish heritage, won publication of his collection Tutti
Frutti (SPM) in the Sentinel Publication Poetry Book Competition
and is a winner of the Poetry Society's Stanza Competition; his
poems are widely published in webzines & magazines. He teaches
Creative Writing at Hong Kong University.
On a slope above a cove,
silvery olives, green Aleppo pines,
a bare fig tree, sap flow slowed
stands stark against a vacant sky.
Its lichen blotched trunk
forks into boughs, sub-divides,
a matrix of criss-crossed twigs,
a neural circuit, floating brain
dreaming me, a figment
leaning sideways on a walking stick,
in empathetic vacancy.