Cuckoo by Mark Totterdell

That thing that we
stuck to
your body to
track you
wherever flight
took you
was not meant to
mock you,
confuse you or
muck you
about. It’s a
trick to
plot, map you and
clock you
way south past Mo-
and in the spring
back too,
so we can say
‘look who
it is, look who,
look who
it is, cuckoo,

Mark Totterdell‘s poems have appeared widely in magazines. His collection ‘This Patter of Traces’ was published by Oversteps Books in 2014.



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