by Desmond Egan


exhausted banging buzzing

how baffled he is as

he crawls is crawling

against the pane of

all the bright beyond


watch that web          

its speedy spider                


poor tetchy little creature

thrown like us against things

so totally puzzling and yet

pressing as daylight


I will coax him

resisting onto a paperback

push open the side window let him

take wing off into

the wonderful outdoors 

beyond the shiny ivy


may the like happen           

to us of little faith     


Desmond Egan

Irish International poet who has been translated into more than twenty languages