After the Report of the Mahon Tribunal
What you have heard is true.
But don’t let them cry out
as we leave.
Don’t spare them indignation and disgust
as we depart.
For the television news.
Don’t even let them shake their heads.
They didn’t shake their heads
when we were shaking ours.
And I will do them a deal.
Here in the concourse as we go;
if they will not speak of me,
will not put me on the news as if,
I were their concern.
Let us deal. Let us be done.
Then I’ll be off. Shake. Here.
I have spat in my hand.
Joe Horgan is a past winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the author of two books. He has also written a weekly column for the Irish Post for thirteen years.
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