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Hiding In The Bathroom The Morning After

‘Well you know of course

when you know who closes a door

he always opens a window.’

Except I’ve been eating on too many pizzas,

and I’m not sure the hips puberty gave me

are going to get through that narrow opening

without some serious grazing

and attracting the neighbour’s attention

when he goes looking for the wounded animal

dying over the other side of the fence.

At this point you remind me it’s a metaphor,

that you’re not talking about the bathroom window

above the toilet in Francis? Matthew? Thomas?

Definitely Thomas.

The bathroom window above Thomas’s downstairs loo.

In your eyes there’s no choice but to hike up my knickers

and make the most of where last night got me,

breakfast and all

and perhaps it might turn out

that this window

is less of a window,

and more like a door.

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I fancied trying to write something a bit more light hearted tonight. If anyone has any constructive criticism I’d really appreciate it.

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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.

32 Comments

  1. Oh chuckling I am. Love this personna hiking up her knickers! 🙂 A wonderful take on the prompt. Love the “voice” of it! 🙂

  2. I laughed out loud — not some sniveling lol, but the real thing. Glad I’d swallowed my snack before I read this!

  3. Catherine M James says

    Haha had me giggling 🙂 Just one constructive point of note: defiantly or definitely Thomas? It’s one of those tricky ones that slips through spellcheckers because defiantly is a word, it just means something else.
    Damned hips 😉 seriously made life less flexible.

  4. SMiLes.. i’LL
    go doubting
    Thomas route
    iN opTioNaL
    goSpel.. aWay
    HeRe froM SAint
    Francis.. Matthew..
    All the rest..
    now
    Thomas
    iS
    coR
    recT..
    makE
    best noW
    oF aLL
    doors
    opeN
    NoW..
    don’t waiT..
    WinDow fALLs..:)

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