Monday 13 February 2023

On Aging

I list like a ship on my daily perambulation of the park

to port or starboard, sometimes even trimming fore or aft,

and wonder what it is that tilts a ship so...

heavy cargo, ailing sails, groaning bark?

All I know is that by the time I reach the post 

recently erected by Dunlaoghaire-Rathdown Co Council

that illustrates the different types of bugs that troll our park-

the Spittlebug, the Greenshield bug, the Hairy shield bug-

I will be mast upright again, having reached the righting moment

evaded capsize or sink but still sailing into the sunset...

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