Matthew Macdonald

Cloudcatcher

the best of his work
is done on islands
specifically those
on the west coast
where the sun falls
into the sea, carrying
the rest of the day with it

there is more sky
to catch them
he watches
as they pour down hillsides
playing swallows
in the glens

he has a small
brown, leather notebook
filled with dates
axes of longitude
and latitude
that pins each cloud
to the map in his head
he can remember
every cloud he has seen
and where
but he forgets his anniversary

every year

without fail

she doesn’t mind
he names every cloud
after her

Copyright © Matthew Macdonald 2015

Matthew Macdonald has been writing and performing for 6 years now, and recently celebrated the publication of his debut pamphlet Who Are Your People? by Red Squirrel Press. Having just completed his second solo show in the PBH Free Fringe, he is currently working on a show for 2016 and his first full length collection.

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Poet, publisher, gardener
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