A Primer in Game Theory
When you walk to the end of the pier
make sure you’re not alone
and when you turn
make sure he turns first
because in a world, where breath is cheap,
words are simply that.
When he offers gold,
ask for bread
the crumbs to line your pockets,
the crusts to sharpen your teeth.
In 2014 Maurice Devitt was runner-up in Over the Edge New Writer Award, short-listed for Poets Meet Painters, Cuirt New Writing Award, The Listowel Writers’ Week Collection Competition and selected for The Cork Spring Poetry Festival. He has had 90+ poems accepted by various journals worldwide; is a founder member and chairperson of the Hibernian Writers’ Group; and has an MA in Poetry Studies from Mater Dei in Dublin.