To Sunnybrae cottage

To Sunnybrae cottage, we journeyed

Back southwest, back seven decades

With the Solway firth, stretched out like a creased sheet waiting to be washed

Then aired in a new, to me, telling of her stories

I filled my pockets with fallen acorns and the rain pushed us on

Passing place names like Creetown, Beeswing, Rockcliffe

Pausing for brambles and breath at the mouth of the Penkiln

We arrived at where it all began and where I will one day return

For you Grandma, the homecoming Queen of green, green Galloway


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