The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

David Linklater: 1 Poem Published

Poem by David Linklater (UK)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 48 








You want it to burn.

Under pale lamps, tangled

islands of her back

submerging in quilt, fleece,

the handle of the door the

wing of a plane.   

Arranged in such a way,

city of kindlers underfoot, each step.

The darling the ugliest,

you want it all to blaze

until it’s gone where it

was always going.  

About the Poet

David Ross Linklater is a poet from the Highlands of Scotland now residing in Glasgow. He is studying an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow and is working on a new collection of poetry. You can follow him on Twitter: @DavidRossLinkla

Image: " Embers" by Vaya.