Dublin Central Mission 1984: A Short Poem by Chris Thackaberry

Dublin Central Mission 1984


“Where’s the FUCKING sweets?”


Mothballs for Cola drops.

Boys of the book

kicking the bean ball

jumping, screaming, laughing 

for a Cola drop.


From a musty pocket-comes 

a sticky Bible tract.

BOLOX…. I wanted sweets.

The man of the book.




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