June 2018 - Gary Mackenzie

Gary Mackenzie

Currently studying for my Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Stirling. My first poetry collection is due to be published in the autumn, followed by collection of poems and short stories in 2019. My work has appeared in Poetry Scotland, The Grind, After Nyne Magazine, South Bank Poetry and The Ogilvie.

Dead of Morning

The mist claimed victory over the morning
like a conquering army, it clung to the hill
smothering any attempt at an uprising
from the trees and pylon towers.
The dark clouds fired warning shots of rain
as I walked along the path. My futile hands hopelessly
searched my pocket for money
I knew was not there.