Robin Hood in the Dark Ages
Kelvin Corcoran

The Sea The Fish and Fishermen

the whiting on the newspaper, markets crash
cars crash, he dangled three fish on three lines
silver dashes in the sunny day
a gold front is approaching the east coast.
I drive and talk from a tower of vanished guilt
bang you hit the deck smoke rises from the roses
from the earth print your hand on my face
says welcome down a corridor of sea and seagulls
unrolls a huge sky the human colour
pocketed by the better pool player
when you do dance, I wish you a wave of the sea

© Kelvin Corcoran 1985

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