Northwords Now Issue 36

The FREE literary magazine of the North

The doctor’s advice

by Mark Innis

picked up online,
 where all pick-ups
occur these days.

If ye canny sleep ye
 should dee summin.

Easy enough

if my brain still worked.
 Took me 5 minutes
to find my shirt.

Went doon late on,
 long rain keeping
all muppets in the huis.

Having the choice,
 I’d be less of a man,
mair of a luxury mousse.

Wrong again,
 I heard all hints, a
garbled threat of violence.

How brave they all were
 from a safe distance.

Calm tae a point,
 I broke baith joints.
Clach hit the coast
 2 nil.