An older piece like poem, In Waverley Mall which was originally published in The Herald newspaper.
Bob Hayes, died aged 59-1964 Olympic gold medallist and relay champion (in a split of 8.6). The only man to hold an Olympic gold and a Super Bowl ring from the NFL.
Mair quick-twitch fibres than heather on Rannoch Moor,
Enough strength tae tummle the Bass Rock,
Keekin on the footage o 1964 niver guessin
The drinks an drugs tae cum.
Shreddin yer ain intenstines in public,
Noo the currency on-line, an on-air,
The shame o things put ye doun in the ’70’s.
The few billion seconds we daunder on thon kortal coil.
Nar quick an thon echt seconds that seared intae,
An earth’s granite-meltin mantle…
Whaur e’en the continents obey.