The Troubles Archive is a collection of artworks from artists who produced work during and relating to the Troubles in Northern Ireland

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We Share the Same Skin

For my mother We shared the same skin, your touch Home to my body. To grow up I built walls, defining Where you ended and I began. It was a child sulking to shut You out. You waited, a quiet Stream for me to surface in. That’s where to find you now – Hunkered down on a river bank Needle or pencil in hand, sometimes Pins in your mouth, sometimes humming, Or leant against some stubborn Wind-spend tree. You

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