Poetry | ‘Edinburgh’

You magnificent,
Redoubtable,
Bastard.
Power without responsibility,
The prerogative of the harlot.
I was here,
I was there,
I’m older,
I’m younger,
The places are the same,
The places are different,
I was drunk,
I was sober,
They were my friends,
They were my enemies,
I was there,
I was here,
I was everywhere,
The mirror,
Cruel and unusual,
The mirror,
Cruel but the elder,
The younger,
Imprisoned to a head,
A cage of memories,
Or a nest of happiness,
Memories,
A sea of change,
Interpretation for the seasons,
With Edinburgh always there.

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Alastair Stewart is a freelance writer and mentor. In 2013, Alastair founded DARROW, Scotland’s only dedicated forum for more than 200 up and coming writers. The magazine works predominantly with 16-35-year-olds to give them the tools they need to share their ideas, hone their craft and thrive as writers, journalists, and storytellers. He regularly writes about politics, history, and culture for magazines across Europe.

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