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Knots

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one.

knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

until the thread has all but run out

and all that is left are two frayed ends.

That is where you will find me,

hands clutching onto the ribbons

of something I once tried to create.

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

until there is nothing but loose wool

and empty space.

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

until I have woven enough tangles

to bring you back to me again.

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

this is what I shall do again and again.

Knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

knit one, pearl one, drop one, stitch one,

this is what I shall do again and again.


Written for today’s prompt from Magpie Tales.

 

 

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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.

21 Comments

  1. Ah, the fibers of our being trying hard to hold them together but, in the end the threads unravel…a catchy phrase that works to hold the poem together. I enjoyed your creation.

  2. This feels like raising children to me. So much time and energy spent in their creation. Till the years are spent and they just go. Its hard to resist celebrating the tangles that bring them back…

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