Friday, June 28, 2024

bawdrons stoors taewarts me


o's moothfou o moose

cat races towards me


of his mouthful of mouse

Saturday, June 22, 2024

the auld Muslim

an the auld Christian waff

...they ken the truith!

the old Muslim

and the old Christian wave

...they know the truth!

amang sic dour fowk

the yalla-gowans'

smirking nebs

among such grim folk

the daisies'

smiling faces

Friday, June 21, 2024

licht traivilt

fowerteen billion year

fir his wae een tae  -  dormoose

light travelled

fourteen billion years

for his sad eyes too  -  dormouse

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

efter the yirdin

he hunkers souchin:

Somewhere over the rainbow

after the funeral

he sits humming:

Somewhere over the rainbow

Sunday, June 16, 2024

flags droop

pipes foonder i the cunyie

...anither brust fitbaw

flags droop

bagpipes slump in the corner

...another burst football

(EUROS 2024)

Friday, June 14, 2024

in her phone buik

mair nummers scartit oot

nor byde

in her phone book

more numbers scratched out

than remain

Monday, June 10, 2024

in the bus shelter

a snorlie condom

...a vaige endit

in the bus shelter

a knotted condom

...a journey ended

the ceildh ower

bairns' herts brustin

boa fedders errborne

the concert over

childrens' hearts bursting

boa feathers airborne

(for Amelia)

Friday, June 07, 2024

 D-Day  -

i the gairden puppies

stan fest i the blowster

D-Day  -

in the garden poppies

stand fast in the storm

Saturday, June 01, 2024

 the speengie rose apenin


fir the drouthy bummer

the peony rose opening


for the thirsty bee

the watterside

bangin up

efter the fluid

the riverbanks

rising up

after the flood