Theo Dorgan

(1953 / Cork / Ireland)

The Match Down The Park

for Na Piarsaigh on their fiftieth anniversary
Tom Knott comes bulling out, his shoulder down
bringing weight to bear on the sliothar dropping
from his hand. The crack of ash on leather echoes
the length of the Park.

Like a new evening star, the ball
climbs the November air, a clean
white flash in the cold and cloud.

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