Poetry
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Packing

I’ve entrusted my life into cardboard

and granted

each memory

to strangers’ hands.

Lined each box

with walls of the memories

strong enough

to stand the test of time.

I’ve traced my heartbeat

across packing tape seals

and closed up my world

in anticipation

of a new home.

I have been through all of myself

to find the treasures

that I need to keep.


This Friday I will be moving to a new home, so this inspiration call seemed particularly appropriate for this week. As always, feel free to jot down any thought and comments below! I do like to know I’m not waffling on to myself.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. 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. 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 poem ‘Sunsets’ was 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 here on Writing and Works.

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