Black and Tan
My grandmother knew the opening scrape
She didn’t remember his face,
She did remember his words:
For sixty-three years she stepped over
(previously published in STUDIES, Ireland, print journal, 2001)
Her cup has been stolen again.
If it turns up this time
being the only woman
because her taut arms have softened,
(previously published in The Poet Tree, England, circa 1999)
Copyright © 2009 Noel King
Noel King was born and lives in Tralee, Ireland. His poems, haiku, Short stories, reviews and articles have been published in over thirty countries. His debut collection, Prophesying the Past, appears from Salmon in 2010.