angst cycle (iii) — [б] (ii)

dublin
wasn’t a mistake for me
because it was dublin
nor for the people there
but for an essential exception

that i can even say that
with tightening eyes
shows how far i have to go
to strip the insanity

even though now
it sits behind
no more than muttering
like grandad in the back seat
knowing we want post him
to an institution