Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Life’ by Dennis O’Driscoll

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Life’ by Dennis O’Driscoll. ‘Dennis O’Driscoll’s books include Reality Check (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), New and Selected Poems (Anvil Press, 2004), and Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams a collection of essays and reviews, published by Gallery Press in 2001. He worked as a civil servant in Dublin’.

Source: ThePoetryFoundation.org

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‘Life’ by Dennis O’Driscoll

Life gives

us something

to live for:

we will do

whatever it takes

to make it last.

Kill in just wars

for its survival.

Wolf fast-food

during half-time breaks.

Wash down

chemical cocktails,

as prescribed.

Soak up

hospital radiation.

Prey on kidneys

at roadside pile-ups.

Take heart

from anything

that might

conceivably grant it

a new lease.

We would give

a right hand

to prolong it.

Cannot imagine

living without it.

Source: ThePoetryFoundation.org

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