Treasure Island

Matt Mooney

(1943 / South Galway, Ireland.)

The Silencer


I travelled on the Luas at last:
A silent maiden voyage
Across Séan Heuston bridge,
Its brazen tracks had taken.

By red bricked ill gotten streets,
Deserted faded and neglected.

Only a single one-way traffic lane
The silent snake has left beside it
As it steals through Jervis Street
And by The Smithfield Market
To the very heart of Dublin city-
Still without a sound-the silencer.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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