The memorial next to the sculptures.
The metal shoes set into the bank.
Europe has many witch sites, death camps
But outside our Parliament have we this?
A silent sculpture so small it would sliver
The diamond calluses of the narrow hearted.
Where the home-grown Hungarian Nazi’s murdered
Their ain-the Danube still flows, pushes
atween Buda and Pest.
Children, parents flung to their death
Their protection for delicate feet is left.
The grandiosity of Parliament and castle
Whimpers to fit the infant slipper.
When you step beyond your own gate, you face a million enemies.
During the hardest training it has been safer than the crowded city street
On the Irish Sea in turmoil it has been calmer than a near empty pub.
Enemies and chance respect neither rank nor riches
The sliver of black ice or a tool held carelessly can end
Integrity of shine and purpose can be its own kamae*
Vibrating thus as a hummingbird before tension.
Be transformed and facing forward. Still.
Kelty Woman causes stramash at wedding before
Ainster boy turns fish supper into £10 million pounds in bearer bonds
Glenrothes granny has waiver from Care Home to be MSP for Defence
Cupar Headteacher gets nominated for classical opera’s highest award.
A bampot of a Burntisland individual has destroyed the new Forth crossing
A raging Rosyth bairn has eyeballs tattooed with the Dunfermline players’ names
While a flounder the size of Edinburgh is found in Falkland estate pond.
The true Stone of Destiny has been found on Tentsmuir beach
A pensioner from St Andrews has adopted Donald Trump
Trump settles to being a St Andrews caddie.
*Inspired by an actual recent headline from a Fife newspaper; stramash-fight/scene; bampot-fool; bairn-child; MSP-Member of the Scottish Parliament-sadly now with extra Members deluded enough to think Independence is a bad idea.