PEACE DAY INIRELAND They saunter down the canal

They saunter down the canal

     His hand in her hand

     Christian Brothers and Saint Marys

     The grey and maroon intertwined

     He talks politics

     The ceasefire

     Its lasting she says

     They pass the graveyard

     Bless themselves

     The dead would have something to add

     Two women babble about a neighbour.

The young lovers kiss and walk on