textVISUAL

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Gerald Nason

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 Two postcards

 

 

 

 

GRANDAD AND THE BLACK AND TANS

Nineteen-sixteen,

Grandad in Ireland sends a postcard:

“Dearest Child

Please give your mother lots of kisses.

Pa.”

Twenty-oh-six

I have this feeling Grandad was a Black and Tan.

Now I feel queasy swapping tales with Sean.

 

 

 

WHAT?

Okay

I said “Let’s get this straight.

Let’s both of us put all our cards

on the table.”

We did

At which

I realised what I’d said.

Too late.

 

 

 

HER

I can get by on fantasies involving her.

Doing the real thing would be something more

Because reality is far too bloody true.

But then again… That is what fantasies are for.

 

 

CARDIGAN CLAD

 

Dissatisfaction this morning.

Nothing exactly missing

But still somehow incomplete.

It has a name

This disassembling…

If he could think of it he would.

Feeling as words is no help.

Placed in a sentence

They are all ways gone,

None answers straight,

Nothing exactly right–

But ’being’ in itself is not exactly ever right.

I have lost track of me

In these few lines

I shall retreat, dissatisfaction unexplained.

 

 

 

 

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