In Kabul I didn’t want to hurt the girl –
I was helpless in the hard man’s hand.
I am the hidden backrest of the earth
and will support her til I smelt in the sun.
Build your holy circle
and your house with me –
Brendan built a jolly one in Dingle
with stones like elephant feet.
But don’t throw me at anyone,
I was never meant
to take the place of your heart.
Illustration Nick Victor