SQUASHED ON A COUNTRY ROAD
(from “Tullamore Train” collection)
CROW ON A TELEGRAPH POLE
Each time I turn around
end of another living mellifluous sound
leaving all but a crow on a telegraph pole
Open the book, crank up that sound
bring them back, bring them back.
We need them around,
We need them around.
I need them around.
Published in The Irish Times, Sat, Jul 23, 2016