Pomona kestrel, you hover above
the great foundations of glass
viewing towers, you swoop and
turn and revolve your reds and
browns, but soon you will be lost
behind the photographs that won
the competition in the Apple Store.
When the piebald paperwork says,
‘On a scale of one to three’
will we all whiz through, ticking ‘2’?
Neil Campbell is from Manchester. He has two collections of short stories, Broken Doll and Pictures From Hopper, published by Salt, and two poetry collections, Birds and Bugsworth Diary, published by The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, who have also published his short fiction chapbook, Ekphrasis. Recent stories have appeared in Unthology 6, The Stockholm Review of Literature and Best British Short Stories 2015. A collection of flash fiction, Fog Lane, is forthcoming from Gumbo Press, and his first novel, Sky Hooks, was published by Salt in 2016. His Twitter: @neilcambers.