A beastie lans upon ma haun:
‘Guid day ma fere, whit gars us meet?
Is thare sum ettle tae this warld
or is bi chance wir anely feat?’
I muckle seilence gangs the flee
It leas ma haun for fleein hyne
sum ither place tae dree its weird,
an syne, forby, gaes me tae myne
Copyright © Hamish Scott 2013
Hamish Scott was born in Edinburgh and now resides in Tranent, East Lothian. His first poetry collection – Kennins – is available from the www.scottish-pamphlet-poetry.com website.