At Swim Two Birds

his son the schoolmaster’s coldest eye
his tomb the drug deal in the next room
his favorite topping more topping
his favorite favorite clean instruction
& lessons about humanity
in Dublin trouble playing cards
hearts or spades dead on everyone
laughs dead on no cards in the pub
the center holds firmly
things fall agreeably apart
empty and off to see the cousins
we never manage to see
it went down in the room next d d d d d d door
the $500 d d d d d drug d d d d d d deal
at swim two birds