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Sweet Things by @deuxiemepeau

Updated: Apr 12

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


there’s tea.


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.

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