I sit in Dublin Airport

tears in my eyes

an all-too-familiar voice

emanating from the monitors


Interesting how his tone changes

once he gets his way


You could hear a pin drop

or a bomb, for that matter


Voices crying out

What have we done?


A woman paces back and forth

speaking to someone on the phone

"Feckin' egits will be

burning crosses on people's lawns next

you wait and see"


It feels like a horrible joke

an 18-month-long hallucination

a social experiment

a reality tv show


A hundred million voices crying out

What have we done?