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The Trials Of Harvest

It’s clunking
and clanking,
spluttering and
BANG!

Sheered bolt,
splintered support,
bits flying
crash, crunch, thump-

Shit.
Fucking hell
and shit.

Two days in the field,
a half finished field
where grain heads still bob,
trailers still empty.

Two days of welding,
twisting, fixing,
only for a final diagnostic.

Terminal.

No amount of gutting,
of open heart surgery
is going to fix this.

Options,
options,
give me god dam options!

Contractors?
Rentals?
Fuck it all and splash the cash?
How much for a new one,
and by new I mean second hand,
or well maintained third
even fourth if it’s lasted well.

Call in the family.
Twenty acres down before heart failure
but plenty more still to go.
Call in the family
and pray.

Pray for no rain.
Pray for no break downs.
Pray to finish before September.
Don’t care if you have faith
just get on and pray.

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Carol Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. 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. More recently 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.

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