David J McDonagh

Rookie - 5 Points (12th December 1963 / London, England)

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I live in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. I have had poetry published in The Galway Review (in print and on-line) and on FanStory.com under the name Joseph Maximilian. more »

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On the train from the ferry,
I'm pointing, enthusing;
nose snug in the guidebook,
you snigger at ‘BUTT Bridge'.

Five minutes later,
while crossing the Loopline,
you're lovestruck…

Tossing the guidebook,
you set out to find
the city behind the city,

going native,
like I did,
and many before us
(settlers, invaders,
workers, dreamers)
—how a city becomes a city.

At the General Post Office,
pillar hugging,
nose snug in the fluting,
(communing) ,
I see you approaching,
your hand reaching phoneward; ...

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