Luminosity among the pine
needles; silken-sided peers.
They fell him with twelve flannel shirts
sewn into wings, feed him his own
wolf whistle until his teeth blubber.
Good boy: cubbed mouth eager and malleable.
Good boy: fit for purpose and factory fresh.
They take to the skies again,
having picked clean
the carcass of a compliment,
and scour their teeth with scorn.
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About The Author
Lindz McLeod’s short stories have been published by the Scotsman newspaper, the Scottish Book Trust, the Dundee Victoria & Albert Museum, and more. She has published poetry with Allegory Ridge, Hellebore, perhappened, and more. She is the competition secretary of the Edinburgh Writer’s Club, holds a Masters in Creative Writing, and is represented by Headwater Literary Management.
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