Home New Poetry Abhaile: With Tracy Gaughan 3 Poems by Francis O’Hare

3 Poems by Francis O’Hare

Joyride

That could be anyone in the black and white picture
of Barry’s Amusements in the 1970s
driving the bumping car like Bodie and Doyle
in the ITV show, The Professionals, the same

unkempt haircuts and cool modish jackets
in leather, denim, suede, fur-collared
for extra appeal to the unseen young ladies
who surely wait at the edge of frame

their valiant knights’ return from the fray
of electrified jousting, the sparking poles lit
with the hopes and fears, love and excitement
an era e...

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