Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tonight I Nearly Died

Tonight I Nearly Died.

Tonight I nearly died
in the Sunday chain
returning to Dublin.
A scythe
arched onto the road.
As I rushed
I nearly overtook life. 

What did I learn? 

My eyes are good
dilated in horror.
                                                              from Sunfire (Dedalus Press, 1997)

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