UPRISING – Lindsay McLeod

When the guard can no longer

swallow the offending spur

and conscience doubles the victim

inside the swelling soundtrack,

then, only when

wisdom has been minted by loss,

no longer will

comfort rule the tune,

and doubt’s hangover

must punch daylight

through the sewn pocket

of a postponed apology

when, only then

may Ego cheat

the otherwise suicide

before the invisible ink is dry.

© Lindsay McLeod

Lindsay McLeod

About the Author

Lindsay McLeod trips over the horizon every morning. He has won several prizes and awards and stuff for poetry and short fiction and published his first co-authored poetry collection, My Almost Heart, in 2015. He currently writes on the sandy Southern edge of the world, where he watches the sea and the sky wrestle for supremacy at his letterbox. He prefers to support the underdog. It is presently an each way bet.

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2 replies

  1. Such depth. Powerful.


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