When did Black Coffee become Americano?

by Neil Donnelly Walking towards the Golf club, sun beating on the Old Head of Kinsale; at the Sentry Box, between a limp tricolor and a stars n’ stripes, a…

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Auroral Nights

   after Joachim du Bellay by Kevin T McEneaney In Iceland there’s no shortage of lava while the ocean offers plenty of salt. Combine these two common ingredients: one arrives…

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When stars arrive

by Kevin T McEneaney When it’s too darn hot to do anything, even think about what could, should, be done, then one might doze off in the brutal heat, only…

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The ancient-storied kiss

by Kevin T McEneaney Like us, many animals give a kiss. Clown-fish pucker kiss to attract a mate. Foxes rub noses or mock-bite on neck. Elephants touch trunks, plunge them…

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Dandelions on the brain

by Kevin T McEneaney Dead-heading dandelions on the lawn, squeezing the yellow juice of the flower, will do nothing at all for the landscape— for the dandelion exceeds our thought…

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On Retirement

His Badhrán drum by Doctor Phillip Brady I will always say Hello to you he said, You looked after me when I had nothing. Now I have this place, if…

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Worshipping Algorithms

by Kevin T McEneaney To be merely human is now passé. Long ago, we invented deity who invisibly regulated life. Then we invented exalted heroes who were half-deity and half-human.…

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Flight

by Kevin T McEneaney Butterflies adopt a royal schedule— they don’t rise from sleep until 10 am, when most humans are working hard at jobs. Then butterflies flit about at…

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Arial Surprise

by Kevin T McEneaney With widest spectrum of color among all birds, they are the smallest birds, excelling in hues of blue, green, purple. Smaller hummingbirds beat gossamer wings at…

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A peony for you

photo by KTM by Kevin T McEneaney Peonies are not instant protégées. You will need to get dirt in fingernails, and possess patience three years ticking before any satisfaction arrives…

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