A Skittish Boy
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A Skittish Boy

 Colin McGuire
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 Colin McGuire
A Skittish Boy
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I am from Glasgow, Scotland. 28 years old. A reluctant homosexual. I write dirty. I write bad. I write sometimes semi-literate poems and...read more short stories. I write with a brutal honesty, that verges on jail time. I write from a childish perspective, which tips over into indulgence. I working on cutting out the fat from my writing, and working on the meat. I have a collection of poetry called 'Riddled with Errors' it is produced by myself, and printed by Clydesidepress in Glasgow. I teach English to foreigner's who wish to learn to speak it. I am dyslexic. I am a sexual deviant. I'm terrified. I'm working on a book of short stories, an another collection of poetry.
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The Ancestors’ albums
All the photo albums of my family history
Are stored in the eves of the attic.
In the night the attic doors shudder in the wind,
And depending on the strength of the wind
Sometimes the rattling wakes you.

Queer memory
A hot summer tent, flap flailing in the breeze.
We climbed in and out, naked, blithe. Two boys uncovered.
Our clothes still inside. Our bodies without recoil.
Little luminous white skins not without a blemish.

In Art class,
We made Valentine cards
and marked our kisses with an X.
I never painted much always drawing
stick soldiers in battle scenes.
Later adding underground bunkers for safety,

now here I am
And I’m thinking,
(And the thinking screws it)
become a type writer,
a word dresser, an honesty monster.
Something straight along the line.

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