NaPoWriMo 2016, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day Sixteen

Outside My Window

The house is boiling

and the windows are open,

thrown upwards in desperation,

in the hopes air might move

and steal a little of this heat

away from us.

You are outside,

and I know this because

thunk, thunk, thunk,

is the only breeze coming in.

You have relegated the bin

to foam cylinder thing holder,

while you and a mate

take swings

with samurai swords.

I stay in the office,

eyes on my computer.

I will clean up the mess later.


This entry was posted in: NaPoWriMo 2016, 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.


  1. mtw says

    i can sense the heat rolling in waves off this poem, and the frustration but also the mundane. lovely job with piecing this all together to create such a solid scene.

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