For Poetry Day Ireland, we're pleased to present Possibility by Dermot Bolger, one of Poetry Day Ireland's time-themed Pocket Poems - read it below, and listen to Dermot Bolger discuss Poetry Day Ireland on RTÉ Arena above.
Just leave yourself open to the possibility
That one dawn you wake to find your mind clear,
One dawn you will win back the love you derailed,
One dawn you will kick the habit of blaming yourself.
One dawn you will wake to hear a clear signal,
A wavelength unmuffled by inference or static,
You will recognize the DJ's voice as your own
Advertising a unique extravaganza treasure hunt
Where each clue is a signpost through your past.
You will walk through a maze of sleeping estates,
Collecting golden tickets concealed amid mistakes
You made when addiction stopped you thinking straight.
That dawn, when figures emerge amidst the chaos,
You will walk forward, unafraid to embrace happiness.
Taken from That Which is Suddenly Precious: New and Selected Poems (2015), by kind permission of New Island Books.