suitcase dream

Emily Munro


toy guns
one looked like a bird
I didn’t bother to fold the clothes


the plastic bag
given by my mother
apples: cooking below, eating on top
and slices of dry bread


which of it was mine
my children’s
my husband’s?

Emily Munro is a writer, archive curator and filmmaker based in Glasgow. Her writing explores themes around the environment, anxiety and parenting as well as our ambivalent relationship to the past in the Anthropocene. She was longlisted for the 2023 Caledonia Novel Award and the 2022 Briefly Write Poetry Prize.