“Why Do Birds?” by David McVey

Dec 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Poetry

Why do birds suddenly appear
every time you are near?
It must be the mealworms
that live in your ear.

Why do stars fall down from the sky
every time you walk by?
You’re a cosmic disaster
With your staricide eye.


David McVey lectures in Communication at New College Lanarkshire. He has published over 120 short stories and a great deal of non-fiction that focuses on history and the outdoors. He enjoys hill walking, visiting historic sites, reading, watching telly, and supporting his home-town football team, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy FC.

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