And after the handshake
it emerged he’d also been using
coins with her picture on it
and even accepting post from
`the ‘Royal Mail’.
He’s even been laughing, like the rest of us,
at the racist quotes from the Duke of Edinburgh
– as with his old age
he’s somehow too sweet
to offend, like most old people.
But Martin shook hands
with an overpriced hat, and he
should put everything back the
way he found it, so better men
who delight at the prospect
of continuing the struggle;
walking around bogs on Youtube
and proclaiming violence
on Facebook, or in the back room of a pub,
wearing a balaclava
towards The Revolution,
while Ériu shrugs.
Liam Duffy is a poet who grew up and studied in Galway. He is now compiling an Artistic Atlas of
Galway, studying Urban studies and working towards his first collection of poetry. He has recently
been published Boyne Berries and the Arkadia Gazette and The Poetry Bus and has also read at the
West Cork Literary Festival in Ireland as part of a reading dubbed: Irish Poets: A New Generation.
Latest posts by Liam Duffy (see all)
- Zugzwang - March 13, 2014
- The Runner: An Interview with Saeed Taji Farouky and Salah Hmatou Ameidan - November 20, 2013
- Fáilte Romhat - July 2, 2012
- A Pork Belly’s Fence Back Fires - January 31, 2011
- With due observance to prudence, justice, and charity… - January 27, 2011