E-F: Edinburgh to Fife, across the Forth


Maggie and Malcolm

Concrete jumps below their feet
Cables click beside them
Cracks stopped by shaky scaffolds
Clamp their declaration round the rust-scarred railings

Cold wind makes the padlocks sing their devotions

Conquest brought a queen to these shores

Crossing slate-grey waters
Cranes set down fragments of future journeys

‘Coming?’ he asks her
Can’t quite reach the clouds today
Carry on to the other side


#26Steps E-F  |  Edinburgh to Fife, across the Forth  |  Laura Clay