Roddy Scott

Another Night Shift

The subtle switchblade of tender love opens
and in its loosing of red, ripened fruit
delights the smile to see.

Far away the twelfth bell strikes a dull note of accord
the clock tower stretches out tired hands, settles
for a night by the fire, pipe in hand and a good book,
‘Mars rising, Venus reclines,’
the shift is about to begin.

An owl hoots, the kill only a soft wingbeat away.

Copyright © Roddy Scott 2016

I am a busy  family guy who writes when he can. I’m a guitarist and songwriter also.
I’ve been published in ‘Outloud,’ an anthology of performance poets, (AD2000) whilst resident in Hong Kong for 8 years. I’m a member of SAW (Scottish Assoc. Writers) attend Word Play, a writer’s group with Marc Sherland at the Tron Theatre Glasgow on Fridays. We work towards monthly performance pieces. I’ve been writing steadily since I attended a writers’ group for the first time in Paisley Central library, 1985.


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