Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 40 | December 2019 | Damn Catholics and other poems – Peter Mitchell

Damn Catholics and other poems – Peter Mitchell

DAMN CATHOLICS In a small town moment, I and a neighbour's boy play rapture: a cosy front yard, marbles clink the balmy air, a palace in the sun. Mr Laidlaw, my soccer coach, barges our bliss. We don't need you damn Catholics. His purposeful stride is a departing threat. Cath-o-lics. Words leave their mark, a hovering menace, a triad of barbed letters. Yet in the  stunned air between us, our eyes catch a shift in the light. Above us, the sky is now upturned. The skin of the dome ...

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