Green Power – Finola Scott

When I hear on the car radio
I don’t go home. Instead I remember
advice and head up up to the hilltop.
Along midnight lanes headlights flash
stane dykes, mercury puddles, fields of stubble
and dark
Fierce rocks pinned solid against the skyline
– the Castle, Arthur’s Seat.
Ancient light spangles the sky.
But no Borealis cavort, no Aurora dance
in emerald and magenta silk. Only innocent white
pricks timeless black
Near home, blue light sways with pale
sprites as tvs flit in living rooms .My neighbours
blinkered eyes look inwards.
Their energy saps the earth

About aloudqmu

Aloud is a monthly poetry and spoken word open mic night, and literary magazine. We are based in Glasgow University's Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Here we wish to publish performance videos from our open mic nights, event updates, and the writing featured in our monthly Aloud Magazine, and some of the writing that didn't quite make the final cut.
This entry was posted in Aloud Magazine Issue 02 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s