Issues ( from this collection)
We chatted for hours over tea in Jury's where he explained
the ISEQ, FTSE, NASDAQ and DOW,
for this I will be eternally grateful.
He even held my hand, brushed my cheek leaving.
Last week I asked him to be honest,
To let me know if this was going anywhere.
He said he had some issues:
first, there was the question of height -
he was six foot one, I was four foot eleven in my socks.
Then there was the question of weight
but we won't go into that.
Then comes the real problem,
the fact that I didn't have a sustainable income.
Everything in his life fitted into a little box - except me.
Another one not only bites the dust but hopefully chokes on it.
this copy is sisgned and dedicated o the late Barney Sheehan, the longtime host of the White House Poetry readings in Limerick City. ALSO LAID IN IS AN ( UNPOSTED) SIGNED POSTCARD
Published by Doghouse, Tralee. One corner is slightly curled. Dogeared, even...