Photos: Dora Kazmierak https://www.instagram.com/dorakazmierak/
‘On The Boards’ blared from boarding school dorms,
fondly-recalled songs, sunny days in second form:
Rory* sang raucous rock, dressed in denim blues,
plaid shirt unpretentious, fully paid dues.
Tennis balls bounce off taut racquet strings:
mini-skirted girls make male hearts ricochet ping;
well-practiced, sporty, athletic in their aversion,
tanned limbs and t-shirts tempt incursion.
Authors and artists in library beckoned,
I ascend stairs, my teen mind fecund:
biblio hush holy, few desks populated,
wood-panelled space vastly under-rated.
- Rory Gallagher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Gallagher