Nicholas McGaughey




Cold Kitchen

Willow has bred in the cold of our kitchen
like some internal coppice;
where hot cakes and rolls cooled on racks,
we have “Shoppers” and wreaths

and little else between us,
as she grapples stalks with steel fingers,
weaving the bonds that together
nothing can break.




Nicholas McGaughey is part of Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme 2019/20. He has new work in  Prole, Marble  Poetry and Poems About Running (Smith/Doorstop.)

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