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Not Long After Your Birth

Do not ask me how I got there,

car I suppose

and most likely with Dad

since I can remember him leading

towards the smell of hospital,

across disinfected floors,

between bits of blurred memory.


This was where you were.

The new thing,

the small thing,

the ‘cried when the nurse came’



I looked at you,

for a bit.

Then mum gave me chocolate

left-hand side,

white cabinet

between you and her.

Purple packet,

two hand grip,

probably smaller than I remember.

Sizes change

over seventeen years.

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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. I usually don’t have time to comment on all that I read . . . but I so liked your poem – very very real and you painted such a good picture with words. Ending with chocolate was brilliant! -at least for my taste.

    • Well that’s what I remember about it, and my mum can’t believe I remember the visit so vividly seeing at I wasn’t even three yet.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. 😀

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