Seated beside privilege
overhearing bitter conversation
as they drank skinny latte
from an opulent overflowing cup.
Handbags of one month's rent
lay nonchalant on the seats
draped in designer coats
piled three generations deep.
rise of crime
progress the dysfunction
resulting in decline
digital fears imagined
broadcaster of dread
Muslims, immigrants, transgender
feminists, coeliac and dairy free
must be tolerant of the intolerance
and their allergies, allergic to change
The elders gaze into the distance
searching for the Ireland once known
longing for the comfort of status quo
priests, white doctors, free hate speech.