NaNoWriMo Events, Poetry
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Sister Dearest

We do not hold hands.


These days,

Hugging is a concept you reserve

For first days home from uni

And the occasions

Where you simply wish to weird me out.


It is amusing,

That despite having three years on you,

I must reach up

And stand on my toes,

To level my head with yours.


My bigger, little sister.


Those days where we were called twins

Are long gone.

Much to the relief of us both,

And now we are compared more to our parents,

How I have taken Dad’s eyes,

And you are a Swinnerton without doubt.


These days,

Hugging is a concept that your reserve from me.


But the facts of the matters remain.

When you claim dominion over this world

And all possible others-


I’ll still get to annoy you without fear of losing my head.

This entry was posted in: NaNoWriMo Events, Poetry


Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. 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. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

1 Comment

  1. I really like this, especially in the light that my sister & i recently discussed the fact we rarely hug or tell each other “I love you”. So, we’ve renewed the habit. We both know it, but it’s nice to hear and feel it, too.

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