John Moody’s Marmalade sausages swallowed.

in a sky of squeezed lemon light,

sun-ripe as a gall wasp grub’s
feeding frenzy, on citrus stalks.

Succulent sausage sweetness
cloying my bestial tongue, while
I adjust my sated taste buds
under a sharp sandpaper sky.

A rough meal quickly grubbed.

John lives in the west of Scotland. He Facilitates the Glasgow Writing Group. He was placed third in the Scottish Association of Writers Short Story competition in 2017. He has had poems published in Dawntreader magazine, Dreich magazine and in anthologies published by Pure Slush Books in Australia.  He was Shortlisted for the EarlyWorks Press poetry competition in 2019 and 2020.