The Onion Club – Kevin Reid

The Onion Club

Come peel this dark cabaret
where the world is black and white.
We’ll watch our shadows fall on walls.
and sing with ghosts that live in song,

Come take a seat, a scarlet rose awaits,
sit down your lonely heart, quiver
in your thorns. Strip your soul to strings
and open the past with a solo piano.

Growing wings we’ll sparrow with Piaf,
drop tears as we fall for Marlene again,
commit The Seven Deadly Sins with Lotte and Kurt
then stand by Brel and try to forget.

Come peel this dark cabaret
where the world is black and white.
We’ll watch our shadows fall on walls,
and sing with ghosts that live in song.

 

Kevin Reid lives between Scotland and other lands. His poetry has appeared in various journals, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Interpreter’s House, Under The Radar, Seagate III and Scotia Extremis. A mini pamphlet Burdlife (Tapsalteerie) was published in 2017. His new pamphlet ‘Androgyny’ was published on 1st May 2018 by 4word.

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