coleraine/mossbawn/pastremedy

How does the bogside know
coleraine mossbawn
how does the bogside know
coleraine mossbawn
pastremedy
pastremedy

how do you
feel
move
breathe

how do you
dream
feel
live

seventeen, eighteen,
turning loneliness (in)to solitude
twenty-one, nineteen,
turning loneliness (in)to solitude
seventeen, twenty,

„and in the dirt lay justice like an acorn“ on the ground

and you phrased your slogans

while you dragged them to the scene,
listen, 

you dragged them to the scene 
with your bright eyes, drooling


now you say you repent 
while your fuses blazed

now you say you repent 
but you attracted their attention

by the bombs and the bricks 
and the arms and the walls 

now they fight for a border 
which they never knew 
with bricks in their minds 
bricks only in their minds

enacting and depriving
repenting and believing
retrieving and deceiving
disguising and despising
enacting and depriving
repenting and believing
retrieving and deceiving
disguising and despising

„between your finger and your thumb the squat pen rests snug as a gun“