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Catch Me While You Have The Light by Richard W. Halperin

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And Howth

Halperin, Richard W.

A brilliant day. We walked the village and the shore. 
Locals, children, dogs.
No Yeatses, no Pollexfens, but one could feel the draw.

You wore a straw hat to protect you from the sun.
Ridiculous if one thinks about it: 
A straw hat versus the sun.

The sun won.
Two years later you died.

Why is it that Paris, Dublin, so seldom return?
A glorious Rosenkavalier we heard at the Met returns often.
Colour, mass, light.
And Howth.

Copyright © Richard W. Halperin 2018

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