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My Gentleman

My Gentleman’s pocket-watch, ticks with the snaps of child-proof bottle caps. Settled against the inlay of his waistcoat, an inch below the level of fingers which balance Plato upon their very tips.


My Gentleman tilts the pages while he reads, catching fire-light in the glint of gold-leafed edges.


My Gentleman reads Plato by firelight. Or at least, my gentleman’s Shadow reads Plato by firelight. Lean charcoal fingers, hinged at the knuckle, angles cut with degree precision.


Perhaps my Gentleman is carved from oak. With acorns for eyes, bark for stubble and a broad leaf, plucked from a tree’s top branch, tucked inside the breast pocket. Only a fold of green to be seen.


My Oak gentleman’s Shadow reads Plato by fire-light, and swears that he would know his own cave.

This entry was posted in: Poetry


Carol Forrester is a twenty-four 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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