ICE Age; by Donal Clancy
In Cork City at the Newspaper office
are three photos of Cork Docks.
Cork of the past
in the age of sail and steam
when the Bandon train on Albert Quay
met the Steamships and the Sail Ships
and carried their cargo south.
Cork of the present
where the bridges to the island
are congested with cars
which own the roads
ahead of pedestrians or cyclists.
Cork of the future
with soaring buildings
and efficient electric light rail
and an absence of the dinosaurs
the mammoths and the internal combustion engines
that progress made extinct.