An Irishman in Manchester the Night the Queen Died
By Jones Irwin
Innocent your honour I wasn’t
even close when the Queen passed
if yes on the same land mass this
evening at Piccadilly Station there is
a kind of hush truth be told even Sinn
Féin liked her in inverse to the disrespect
for the new King but tonight is about marking
a loss which even us Irish Leftists realise so let’s
say down with monarchy and up with good old Liz
who’s worth a pint of Punk IPA on Oldham
Street in the Northern Quarter. Sláinte.
Jones Irwin teaches Philosophy and Education in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He has published original monographs on philosophy and aesthetics, including texts on Jacques Derrida's Deconstruction and Slavoj Žižek’s Psychoanalysis. He has published poetry most recently in Poetry London, Espacio Fronterizo (Borderland/ Espace Frontière), Showbear Family Circus, Passengers Journal, Plainsongs, The Dewdrop, Cathexis NorthWest, Hare’s Paw, In Parentheses and with Wingless Dreamer, Moonstone Press and Tofu Ink Press. His first Chapbook of poems, entitled 'GHOST TOWN' is being published by Moonstone Press, Philadelphia, US, in later summer.