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Ollie’s Wine and Liquor

For years Ollie worked
late into the night
ringing up his sales
of wine and liquor
cigarettes and condoms
sometimes overcharging
addled customers who
had nowhere else to go.

He invested profits in
gold and silver coins
hidden in a box
under the attic floor
of the house he bought
for a crippled son
who never married,
never climbed a stair.

Now the store is closed
and the son is getting old
but the coins are
shining in their box  
under the attic floor.
Ollie too is in a box,
a sea of dust, an
archipelago of bones.


-- Donal Mahoney