'The Birdcage'

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Out after work
Visiting Mam
Who’s home for the last stage
Of palliative calm

We chat away
She tells me that I'm too rough
Shaving her itchy head
A practical love

So I help her out
Into a comfortable chair
She's thin as a boy now
And finished with stairs

So we're settling
Into the latest routine
Watching 'The Birdcage'
Then Scrabble till tea

Hoping the day
Can last till the night
Hoping the night
Can last on its own

Sitting with eyes
Red and resigned
Watching 'The Birdcage'

Months afterwards
While loading the boot
The grief overwhelmed me
Subduing my mood

It came unannounced
As suddenly as a sneeze
Unresolved sadness
Unwrapped and released

And though I accept
My share of life's randomness
My part in its pities
And all of its pains

I've been too long
Moping in my own gravy
With life in the background
Like a radio play

Hoping the day
Can last till the night
Hoping the night
Can last on its own

Sitting with eyes
Red and resigned
Watching 'The Birdcage'

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from Dictionary Crimes, released September 14, 2012

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Mumblin Deaf Ro Dublin, Ireland

Mumblin’ Deaf Ro is a Dublin-based songwriter who has released three albums to date. Ro's third album 'Dictionary Crimes' was released by Popical Island in September 2012. The album decsribes what it is like to be part of a family. It was selected as Irish album of the year by Nialler9 and the Irish Independent and was nominated for the Choice Music prize for album of the year. ... more

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