RIP Hatwearing

NECROMANCING THE TRILBY They’re still missing. Vamoosed from churches, proclamations and espionage. In absentia from wardrobes and our mind-sets. There have been ruminations, rumblings and rumours about the return of the hat. Let’s hold a seancé for berets, boaters, bonnets and busbys, Call back to action the cloche, coronets and cowboys, Revisit the derby, dupatta … Continue reading RIP Hatwearing

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The Serpent of Dundalk

The personification of the Irish border as a cranky serpentine old woman.

The Workplace Wardrobe

A poem about office clothes. The Workplace Wardrobe Sad black cardigan  Hanging on the wall  One small mercy,  You're not rolled up in a ball.  Worn out ballet pumps  Shoved into a drawer,  For your existence,  You wanted so much more.  Last year's sunglasses,  Underneath a binder,  When you were purchased,  You were a good bit finer.  Tobacco-prigged lip … Continue reading The Workplace Wardrobe