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Christmas card by Harvey Ó Chléirigh-Lynch aged 7

I certainly didn't think that retirement was going to have this blast-off, but there we go. We are where we are and with great difficulty have to make something of it. It is the season and part of the season for us is a birthday that we have been celebrating for forty-nine years now. I wrote this for Margot. I hope you enjoy it and share it and comment on it.




    Now mornings find us
    in a reshaped room,
    the new tenancy.
    Coffee and cookies,
    two seats at window,
    madam perched between;
    her rounded face, her
    sharp demanding look;
    grandchild boss, bottle
    in hand; our every
    day birthday blessing.

    Peter Clarke
    17th December 2020