The McKinley Review Magazine

To The Point

By: Bruce McRae | Posted on: March 2018

Listen up, I chided my shadow.

You’re just one link in a chain of fools.

A half-animal outside of nature.

You and I, we’re abominations, unholy,

like a bloodless bestiary or talking dog.

As the sun began to set I said

if you need me I’ll be outside cutting

the heads off roses and throwing stones at crows.

If curiosity should dare to ask or care

I’ll be in the cellar building monsters.

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with well over a thousand 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).