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On Visiting Ireland, 2015

Dun Laoghaire
On my second month-long visit to Counties Cork, Kerry, and the environs of Dublin, I was struck by the parallels I began to see and feel between certain experiences in African American history and Irish history. Consider the sight of the vast Atlantic for the very first time, from two very different points of view:

Omega and Alpha

1

Nothing but the water.
Darkness before me,
shadows beside me.
Everything, everything
behind.
Nothing but the water,
and the edge of the world.

2

Nothing but the water.
Last hopes before me,
Saints beside me.
Everything, everything
behind.
Nothing but the water,
and the dawn of the world.

dlp
7/5/15
Copyright 2015 by Denise Lewis Patrick. Read More 
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