Saturday, July 25, 2020

John Doyle writes


I’ll Send You a Postcard Tomorrow Amelia, That I Promise

Negatives of my shoelaces
fade from my shins
as I dissolve into my myself,
appearing moments later

as an acrobat in Rush and Lusk Station
haunted by the puppeteer
who pulled the children
like seaweed from the waters -

it makes a believable alibi
explaining myself 
to a man checking tickets
who spent last night sleeping

in a wooden hotel from the late 19th Century
while his wife, son and daughter
trotted off to Sunday School
unaccompanied

2 comments:

  1. Rush and Lusk railway station (Stáisiún An Ros agus Lusca) serves the towns of Rush and Lusk in County Dublin, Ireland. It opened on 25 May 1844.

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  2. I love your poems, John Doyle. They have calm, yet poignant appeal in the portrayal of events and subtle nuances captured in vivid detail.

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