The Bus is Due Now

I wrote most of this a few hours ago. No prizes for guessing what I was doing.

The bus is due now, now in two minutes,
Now three, and now, the bus is due now, for
Four minutes the bus continues due now.

Tree busses pass, all out of service, still,
The bus is due now, and now in three. Now
In five and now the bus pulls in at the

Wrong stop. Passengers disembark, and now,
The driver watches a company of
Outstretched arms as he drives away. And now

The bus is due now, now in two minutes,
Now three, and now, the bus is due now, for
Four minutes the bus continues due now.

Dublin + 1

This is a selection of photographs I’ve taken over the last couple of years. I put them on Fine Art America, and decided to compile them into this free PDF, while I try to figure out the future of this blog. The +1 is a photo I took in at Lough Key, in the north west of Ireland a few years ago, while visiting family. Enjoy.

Portobello Rickshaw

This caught my eye one night. Rickshaws had been a familiar sight in Dublin for a long time so I don’t know what it was that struck me about this.

Looking at the photo now, it seems odd that in what is called a developed country people should have to do this to earn a living.

Friday Foto

It seems appropriate for the times.

On another note, I recently saw an ad for an anti-facemask rally here in Dublin. The organisers are so committed to getting others to join their cause, they recommend people wear a face mask and socially distance if that would make them more comfortable!

Food Bank

All dressed up to be torn down!

This is the former community centre where I used to work. Apart from the food bank, which changed radically at the start of the pandemic, most of the activities had to stop.

We had to move out a few weeks ago. The new place is not half as good, but a few of the other things have started up again.

Disappearing Dublin

I had no idea what this building was when I took the photo. I saw them from upstairs on a bus and liked the look of them, so I got off the bus and went back to take this shot. I put the photo into an exhibition, and it was there one day someone told me they used to be a stable.

A few months later this and some other buildings in the area were torn down to make way for apartments.