#lifesabirdandthenyoudie – by Gillian Prew





1. from the bus –

two birds
scurrying along the shoreline
both brown as paper bags
pecking at a sea of fruits


2. walking –

brief bird
sulphur-bellied and still
laid out with love
on a pair of papery gloves
blue as her crown




Born Stirling, Scotland in 1966, Gillian Prew studied Philosophy at the University of Glasgow from 1984 to 1988. Her latest chapbook, Three Colours Grief, was published by erbacce-press in June 2016. She can be found online here