Pocket Watch



your gold pocket


“All actors should

have one…” you once said.

Where did it go?

Where does it tick?

Somewhere tonight 

an actor fluffs

a line or misses

a cue. I think of you;

of applause

you’ll never hear


of time ticking

too fast.


Michael McGill is a poet from Edinburgh, Scotland who has recently been published in Lunate, 433, Dream Journal, Lucky Pierre, Stone of Madness Press, Dreams Walking, Milly Magazine, Versification, The Daily Drunk, Rejection Letters, FEED, 24 Unread Messages, The Cabinet of Heed and detritus. He is also on Instagram: @michael7209


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