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Sport 43: 2015

peace be to shallow graves

page 239

peace be to shallow graves

peace be to shallow graves
where grass parts the country
like hair and to Jean McConville

and all Belfast widows
and children and their stone farms
where the hidden are hunted

every day in Ireland
to the elbow to elbow
houses and their horses

to the way they stand
in the history and headlights
of rain and hear the bullets

and walk over bridges and codes
and plans and threats and guns
that speak and bombs that wear masks

and dance with the barber
may they do so in peace