Finola Scott

Still Breakfast
  Puglia Sept ‘15

At double shuttered windows
moleskin peaches wait in shadow,
remember orchards.

Plums glow dark, rich as royalty.
Golden flesh nests
armoured stones.

Green-jacketed, leather-sheathed
walnuts cradle battered wombs,
butter ripe at the core.

Fig pouches tumble plump,
black-speckled promise of
a thousand trees.

In the cool of curved walls
under a light-filled dome
round the trulli table, the women

pick over sun-gifted bounty,

the South in their nails, cut out
blemishes, find their voices.

Copyright © Finola Scott 2016

Finola Scott’s poems and short stories are published in anthologies and magazines including The Ofi Press, Raum, Dactyl ,The Lake, Poets Republic.
She is pleased to be mentored this year on the Clydebuilt Scheme by Liz Lochead. A performance poet, she is proud to be a slam-winning granny.

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