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Diarmuid ó Maolalaí

The World Traveler


coming back from malaysia

she brings me gifts

of unusual kit-kats, strong coffee

like bricks,


and something called

roe flake. I boil the coffee

each morning

and dip it with curry

flavoured kit-kats, hang the decorations

and leave the flakes

in their packet

on my table. it's not

until she mentions it

I'm reminded

that roe

is a kind of fruit;

I'd been assuming

freeze-dried fish

or something similar

of that nature.


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