If, in Dublin, Rose would’ve had me
I was only 19 but perhaps if I stayed,
the flame could have been captured.
Are young lovers’ raptures captured if they stay?
You, Rose, could be tilling a piano on this Sunday morning
thinking of what?
could be pretending to read the paper
sipping coffee by the window, in wonderment
if I’d have just left when I was 19.
Throughout the past few years, Max Enos has been a USPS letter carrier, life insurance salesman, and most recently an EFL teacher in Seoul. He know lives in Rockport, MA, where he tutors and writes.