HIDE

Fergus Carty

“I put this moment here.” Kate Bush lyrics
And other random words abide. 

Am I now Cnute? Hurling wasted lines
On to this receding eventide? 

All those deeply furrowed dreams,
A life’s untended plots let slide. 

After the pause it’s easier to conclude
That we were the ones to put aside. 

Those knowing looks from piercing eyes,
Even this reflection seems to chide. 

The bird has truly flown and you remain.
Huddling in this dual purpose hide.

 

FERGUS CARTY writes: First half of my life bracketed by the Berlin Wall. Briefly attended UCD NUI (Politics and Economics). A chance acquaintance led me to start writing again. Like to approach poetry my way.