Neu! Post-Truth Poetics DAY FIFTY-SEVEN – Finola Scott

Stane Dykes

Gather stones      obvious yes   but no need
                         for them         to be uniform
            Sandstone    Blue John        Granite
            The trick is to pile   high   layer    pack tight
Malachite Delineate territory    Inform your neighbours
it’ll make you friends     Slate     round-eyed pebbles
             may seem unimportant but hold a barrier snug
block chinks No room   for manoeuvre rock solid
             Rhyolite    Schist      Meta-quartzite
Belly-fat boulders built it fast        show strength
     catch others off guard     Basalt   Choose rough or smooth on
             a slick facade Sound professional determined
               Obsidian    Fire Agate        Copper
Cup it round a hill   March   down glens
              Make your own horizon.



Finola Scott‘s poems and short stories have won & been placed in national competitions. They are widely published in anthologies and magazines including The Ofi Press, Raum, Dactyl and The Lake. Liz Lochhead was her mentor on the Clydebuilt Scheme. Also a performance poet, she is proud to be a slam-winning granny.

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