Bruce McRae


Was it the mote in God’s eye?
An errant spark or eyelash?
Is wink the root of ‘twinkle’?

That look on Daddy saying,
‘you’re a mighty fine girl’.
The sly rebus of I.C.U..
The coded quick nudge between us;
hale and hearty co-conspirators
unseen by the spy of patsy.
The wink says ‘you’re in on it’,
‘you know what I mean’, ‘it’s time’.

Or is it only half a blink,
Horus’s other, lazier, eye to follow,
his watery shorthand for infection?


Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with over 1,400 poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are ‘The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), ‘An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy’ (Cawing Crow Press) and ‘Like As If” (Pski’s Porch), Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).

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