Natural Light – Neil Leadbeater

Sometimes the light
when it falls between buildings
gets out of kilter
so you pull down the blinds
and settle to skimming
the froth off a mochabecause it takes your mind
off the hard-edged glare
and how the lens
fine-tunes it.

Neil Leadbeater

Neil Leadbeater is an author, essayist, poet and critic living in Edinburgh, Scotland. His work has been published widely in anthologies and journals both at home and abroad. His publications include Librettos for the Black Madonna (White Adder Press) and The Loveliest Vein of Our Lives (Poetry Space). His work has been translated into several languages including Dutch, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish.