Newborn – Finola Scott


A tiny mole she snuffles
blue-white eyes look inward.
Tissue-paper skin folds and creases,
sea-anemone lips puff and purse,
fragile bars hold a hesitant heart.

This shortest day,
dark’s velvet blanket
coories her close.
She’s in no hurry
for hibernation’s end.


Glaswegian Finola Scott‘s work is widely published in zines, mags & anthologies. A seasoned performance poet she is proud to be a slam winning granny. Before retiring she was a Guidance teacher, closely involved in her pupil’s lives. Her short stories and poems have won & been placed in national competitions.

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