Kevin Reid

Photo By Peadar O’Donoghue






A Birthday Treat and a Last Bastion of Love


I do believe you shouldn’t throw stones.

And I don’t see the point in killing birds.

If anything I’ve tried to save them.


At the City Gallery our eyes lit up.

It was our last chance to see

a Francis Bacon exhibition.


At The Brazen Head we listened to

a Guinnessed man tell tall tales of

The Easter Rising.


We took-off at sunset. It was dark when we landed.

With few words spoken – I realised

the bird I had killed was out of the picture.




Kevin Reid lives in Scotland. His poetry can be found in various online and printed zines. He is the creator of >erasure  , a recent collaboration with George Szirtes, Jo Bell, Dave Kirkwood and Bobby Parker. His blog can be viewed here 



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