Kite

Kite

  It comes on slowly, gently at first. Afters years and years, after fears And arrears and tears.   It comes on slowly. And on a day like any other, The wind arrives.   And the kite is airborne.

The Closest We’ve Been

The Closest We’ve Been

  We were, the two of us, parked on a rock each, looking out at Galway Bay on a mild August night. Drunk and merry, drunk and pensive, but in those few hours happy. Strolled along, or staggered, after winning a score on the slots (or was it fifty?) and our girlfriends were left behind […]

In the Supermarket

In the Supermarket

In the supermarket I purchased a pound of laughter when the checkout girl hollered over the PA for a price-check on “asshole customers”   In the supermarket I purchased a kilo of Schadenfreude when I witnessed asshole customer fall over as he complained to the checkout girl   In the supermarket I purchased a tub […]

A few bright spots

A few bright spots

Two men, God, and a waiting room.

We all run out of gas

We all run out of gas

A husband and wife in the middle of a long drive

The importance of being polite

The importance of being polite

There’s a reason why mammy always told you to mind your manners.