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Tossa Revisited

Phil Lynch

Two lovers
one scooter
the martyr Vincent
observes their kisses
from his carved out window
high above the old town square

the church clock chimes the hour
pews empty and quiet now
in the night as in the day
I walked the empty aisle
to count the steps
from door to altar

lizards dart in and out
from behind a light 
half way up a wall
they pause to take stock
of the comings and goings
a drunk with a can
and a one-legged man
make their different ways home

silhouetted two floors up 
my thoughts run rampant
a balcony of memories
the only sound 
the pouring of another glass

all is well 
in the old town 
tonight.

Poem from In a Changing Light

In a Changing Light

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