If, in Dublin, Rose Would’ve Had Me – by MAX ENOS

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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?

And I

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.

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