NaNoWriMo Events, Poetry
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At Sea

I will stand at the edge of the docks,

With neon green hair

And a fist-full of jokes,

So that my features are always alight with laughter.

I will pass hand over hand,

Strain my shoulders

And throw my back into pulling

you

to me.

Do not compare me to a summer’s day,

Or the fragility of spring blossom,

I will not wither if you snatch me from my roots

I can set down new ones…

I can wrap myself as ivy strands,

Plug the cracks in you

And hide each flaw

So they are mine alone to admire.

I will stand at the edge of the docks,

With neon green hair

And a fist-full of jokes,

So that my features are always alight with laughter.

Hold out my fingers for you to grip,

And not complain

When my arms are filled with souvenirs

To which each will be labeled a memory

That is mine to hear

But never truly know.

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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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