belfast (n).

There was that one night in Belfast
looking down at the lazy glow of the cityline
standing up up over Bangor Hill.
I felt
so small.
And life felt long.
How could I ever fill
all the time and space
when this little island
was bigger than I could ever stretch?

We shuffled back to the car
I took your elbow
you rambled
about your kings and priests and 
strong men
with heroic names. 
I was
too young
to see how young I was. 
I sooner recognized the tired sighs of the old countrymen
instead of the sweet hymns of the holy saints.