By Eileen Hennessy

Our young men dreaming

visions of heaven from cheap seats.

Our old men seeing

dreams of new life in a golden cage.


The imperfect among us told

to go dead and stay buried.

All of us searching for our history

among the thieves in the garden.


A bench to mark the spot

where we started to wonder

why we’d been.


Eileen Hennessy – Bio

Translator of foreign-language documentation into English. Adjunct professor in the translation studies program at New YorkUniversity. Poems and short stories have been published in numerous literary journals, including Confluence, The New York Quarterly, Paintbrush, The Paris Review, Western Humanities Review, and others. This Country of Gale-force Winds, a collection of her poems, was published by NYQ Books in 2011.

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