Friday, 15 June 2012

Europe, the morning after

We wake
in the itchy clothing
of defeat,

crave
the fitted suit
of success,

the easy smiles,
the seamless replay
of expectation.

Instead
we don
the cast-off clothes

of older siblings,
shuffle
in the shadows

and scour
the pockets
for crumpled bank-notes.

© Maurice Devitt

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Maurice is reading for an MA in Poetry Studies at Mater Dei, and has recently been short-listed for the Listowel Writers’ Week Poetry Collection Competition. He is working towards a first collection.