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Mat Mooney

Stepping Away.

Matt Mooney

 

Using  pints for punctuation,

Farming friends around him

Holding earthy conversations :

Man to man discussions

On someone’s lock of cattle

Or a  lovely score of lambs.

 

Turning his back to the bar,

Measuring his every move

He employs a walking stick

To aid his disappearance;

Exiting black double doors,

Writing off another night.

 

Using  pints for punctuation,

Farming friends around him

Holding earthy conversations :

Man to man discussions

On someone’s lock of cattle

Or a  lovely score of lambs.

 

In good humour going home,

Unconscious of the loneliness

Of the silent sleeping village,

He sits into my waiting car

And we leave the streetlamps

To the phantoms of the night.

 

Matt Mooney. Born in Kilchreest, Loughrea, Co. Galway in 1943. He took up teaching in Listowel in 1966. His first book of poetry Droving was launched in 2003. He has read at The Baffle Festival, and The West Cork Literary Festival and performed at various poetry Slams. His poemThe Instrument’ was read on Radio One by Ciarán Mac Mathúna and his poems in Irish ‘m’Athair Máirtín’, Cois Laoi and ‘Gaillimh’ appeared in ‘Feasta.’.

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