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A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY IRISH & IRISH AMERICAN AFFAIRS 
Summer 2020 / VOL. 20 ISSUE 3

This Issue's Poem

RELATIONSHIP

What is the state of being

connected?

 

I need somebody to invite me

to an industrial strength party,

 

& then I need you to go with me.

Am I going to die alone & lonely?

 

Only god knows & that’s another

relationship I’ve been working on.

 

Let’s lie naked on a velvet couch.

Let’s lie. Let’s say you

 

are the cheese

atop my apple pie.

 

   -Kathleen Rooney (From Poems While You Wait at the Chicago Humanities Festival, October 2019)

 

(Editor’s Note: Kathleen Rooney is a multi-award winning poet from Chicago. Read more about her in a story later in this issue HERE.)

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