Sweet Things by @deuxiemepeau
Updated: Apr 12, 2020
We smile here and pass pleasantries
to strangers while waiting in life’s lines,
we pack chatty onto every seat of the taxi
like it was our car and not just a hire car.
We walk lost folk to far ends of long roads
for better perspectives to point out
clearer directions and for everything else
We offer cups of tea as if they were lifelines- lifebuoys
thrown out to take us in, warm waves
to wash relaxed over any auld Dublin drama.
We also rant and rave and drink and confess,
we fight with faith and won’t pay for water
and acknowledge that only when a potato
is placed in a plate can it truly be called a meal.
But in between we smile and pass pleasantries
to strangers in the streets and at bus stops,
filling those silly silences other cities hold
like hostages with sweet little somethings.
Name: Damien B. Donnelly
Place of residence: Dublin, Ireland
Your favourite quote: 'I'm frightened by the devil and I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid', Joni Mitchell from A Case of You
Your one wish for the world: A better understanding of how beautiful it is to be unique.