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

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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.
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