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Deep Red by nicky melville


your beautiful mouth

with full red lips

oh gloss!

doesn’t bother me

I want that

Profondo Rosso

smeared across

my lips and beard


Scotland’s best kept secret, nicky [nick-e] melville has been described variously as an ‘avant-radge’ and ‘a poet.’ His magnum-opus The Imperative Commands came out with Dostoyevsky Wannabe in 2022 and Decade of Cu ts, his selected poems, was published in 2021 with Blue Diode Press. 


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