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Spider’s cracks

I’m trying to remember a string of words.
A jumble of letters you once gave me.
I fear though
I fear they’re lost in a haze of sleepless nights.

You plucked them from clouds and rain
Wrapped in sunlight and tied with a frozen bow
It fell apart
It fell to shattered glass between my shaking hands.

I shed tears of crimson from wounds unseen,
injured fingers trying to fix the spider’s cracks.
I failed to
I failed to hide, to hide the broken marks.

Give up on fruitless tasks and weep,
For you see but never saw or heard me
You tore apart
You tore apart what became your heart.

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

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