Title: Southside II & III
Author: Lauren Pope
Allocated postcode: EH9
Southside II & III
Poor unlucky souls.
The first Jewish cemetery in Scotland
has been surrounded by a tenement block.
I hear them weeping in the shade.
headstones lean over to comfort one another.
No one gets in through the padlocked iron-gate
and no one gets out.
This reminds me of something.
Across the street is Adam Fergusson’s house.
The father of modern sociology… daunting.
If you look up… way up,
The plaque reads:
‘Where Burns and Scott met in the Winter 1786-7’
I wonder how many people walk past