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Shelly Jones - To the Highland Queen: Work

Shelly Jones - To the Highland Queen


Let us count the darkening

days until Beira climbs down

from Ben Nevis, staff scraping

glacial ridges as she trudges

across the ice-crusted mountains

she carved for her sons so long ago,

to sip again from the well of youth,

and feel its hoary water glaze

her rust-covered teeth before turning

to face the yawning sun, her grizzled hair

blooming into azure once more.

Shelly Jones - To the Highland Queen: Work

Shelly Jones, PhD (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor of English at SUNY Delhi, where she teaches classes in mythology, folklore, and writing. Her speculative work has been published in Podcastle, New Myths, The Future Fire, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter @shellyjansen.

Shelly Jones - To the Highland Queen: Work

Photograph: Worth Forget by Seth Crook

Seth Crook lives on Mull, is transitioning into a seal. His poems have appeared in such places as The Rialto, Magma, Pennine Platform, Northwords Now, Poetry Scotland, Streetcake. And in recent anthologies such as The SHOp: An Anthology (Liffey Press), The Centenary Collection (Speculative Books), Places of Poetry (One World). He has a new pamphlet of visual poems Chalked on the Path (Dreich Press).

Shelly Jones - To the Highland Queen: Work
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