3 new poems by Maxine Rose Munro: “First Disco”, “Summer Snow” & “Sleight of Mind”

rock formation with snows

photo by Ruben van Wigngaarden

First Disco

Uncertain shades spread over eyes 
dressed new for tonight, lip-sticked 
nerves bob in her smile, all alone 
on the floor, crowded by pushes 
on fragile confidence, she waits 
for what comes next. Glances 
dart her way. Small minnows 
in shoal circle, connect, flash 
smiles of recognition, touch, 
separate, look back and 
tig – you're it!

Summer Snow

That summer it snowed 
daisies. I remember 
you dancing 

among them, yellow heads 
nodded to the childish 

you loved back then – hula 
hooping through white 

along pixie pathways 
of your own design. 
You saw secrets 

that summer that you 
never told and I 
didn't ask, 

not till the rains came 
down. Too late 
by then, 

you'd forgotten 
your daisies and drifted 
away from such places.

Sleight of Mind

How wondrous it was, wasn't it?
Our childhood, our newly born
into a state of being, emphasis
on new, on innocence (implied)?
Such freedom to move within
magic, to breathe the fantastic
and battle the terrific, to live
to the full. To be, to be, to be
without stress, without worry,
without monsters undefeated,
without fear of loss, without
costs. Pain without comfort
could not be imagined, not for
us, not then, not when we were
young. Wasn't it wondrous?
Wasn't that how it was?

A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Maxine Rose Munro

Bio: Maxine Rose Munro is a Shetlander adrift on the outskirts of Glasgow. She writes in both English and her native Shetlandic Scots, and is widely published in the UK and beyond, both
in print and online, including in Acumen; Ink, Sweat and Tears; and Southlight. Find her here

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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