Northwords Now Issue 39

The FREE literary magazine of the North

Bute and Beyond

by Robin Munro

This way
the genes insist
this hefted Island way

a 'Brandane'
planted in that 'loveliest of Mays'
to navigate this crazy life

branded with the Brendan flaw: wanting
for all our wandering, Bute and beyond,
those journeys never made.