Poetry

WIER AHEAD (until further notice)

The 19:05 was on time.
Its percussive tales pass like gossip
Through the seventh week of January.
Wildflower painted over wheelie bins
And City had just equalised.

Ring-pull caravans
Settle within the flurries of rush hour apricot,
Spilling technicolour over chattering water
And tainting a blend of traffic. w/Myst

& the thirst of many second thoughts,
Salmon circle the blue-eyed spires of suite shops;

Their revolving doors chew on the queues
For treasured memories (Sunday: CLOSED)
And other coin operated curiosities.

Nobody drinks the coffee here for the taste.


Ross Maclean-Bryant is a poet from the southwest of England. He has been published in several literary magazines, anthologies and is a runner up of the Great British Write Off. To date, he has published two collections of poetry, Question Your Perception and Not My Choice of Hat, And Flogging a Clockwork Horse. Ross has performed his poetry at venues and festivals throughout Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall, which form the backdrop and inspiration for a lot of his work. He also became Somerset Slam Champion in 2018.

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