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Crags by Dave Coates

In 100 Poems, poetry on January 13, 2009 at 11:14 am

Title: Crags
Author: Dave Coates
Number: 5/100
Allocated postcode: EH8

Crags

And now I am a jackdaw alighted on a rock
above the city, bunnyhopping toward the cliff face.

I hoke at the wet stone,
shake the fine rain from my feathers,

and already my memories
are dripping off in runnels.

The castle, the highrises, the alleys
grow abstract with each fluttered heartbeat.

The river meets the sea and the wind
pushes me softly, suddenly over the edge

and I open my different mouth
and I open my different arms.

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  1. […] Murdoch No. 3: Mellis, Victoria Street by Vivien Jones No. 4: To Edinburgh by Russell Jones No. 5: Crags by Dave Coates No. 6: Stopping by Stefanie Tan No. 7: MacAdam’s Inventory O A Tourist Trap by Andrew Philip […]

  2. […] Murdoch No. 3: Mellis, Victoria Street by Vivien Jones No. 4: To Edinburgh by Russell Jones No. 5: Crags by Dave Coates No. 6: Stopping by Stefanie Tan No. 7: MacAdam’s Inventory O A Tourist Trap by Andrew Philip […]

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