A piece that has been a few years in the thinking-for AH.
Where safe, riotous fans of rugby pass:
Haymarket in Edinburgh, aye busy
A nexus of city, country, leaving, arriving.
This time some anti-Semitic bile given
As casually as you would press the Pedestrian Crossing
My friend more Scot and native than many a bigot
Was guilty, just standing
Black hair and the gift o the gab*.
Abstracts like Scottish, nation, civic nationalism exist
On the same plane as hame-grown hatred
We are not special, nor that different
Fail that test
Then welcome that Eton brigade in.
*Aye-always; Gift o the gab= can speak well and/or eloquently