Nae a body in sicht
In this summer whaur even tyres melt
Gone from the burns an yird
Bairns blasted tae smithereens fae baith faiths
Equal magisteria doun in the glaur
Unsullied in saul an speerit lik yon skinklin stane.
Sodgers fer wronged Prophets naethin
But murderers fae heid tae toe
Savagery is aye mair aboot pain
Thair pain, thair feelings o sma beings lost
Kennin we are
Jist sea spray on a wee planet
Dinna mourn thair defeat
A lang or short demise.
*I visited the bridge a few years ago
Nae-no, sicht-sight, whaur-where, yird-earth, bairns-children, baith-both, glaur-mud, saul-soul, sodgers-soldiers, kenning-knowing, dinna-don’t, their-their.