the formal statement of the society was read aloud
in the marketplace on the something of something
in the year of our Lord something something and something else
we heard it of course couldn’t help everything else
hearing it as well flora or fauna it went in all ears
and in the stillness we waited for a response there was none
Christopher Mulrooney is the author of toy balloons (Another New Calligraphy). His work has recently appeared in Law of the Jungle, Three And A Half Point 9, Zoomoozophone Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Communion, and Tipsy Lit.