Educatin Faithir


At nine,
Ah’d teach im fractions
n he’d sweat
n memorise
the Glesca districts
cos e wiz desperate
tae be
a postie.

This, the man,
who could calculate
tae a ha’penny,
the winnins
oan a hauf-croon
each-wiy bet
oan a hoarse
it thirteen tae eight.

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