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Shadow Heart

We were discreet.

Those nights where his ghost

would seek me out,

all hands and fumbling fingers.

In the press of lips,

of skin and tangy sweat,

he’d forget to care for a while,

and loose the thought of her

somewhere between my sheets,

until the morning

brought her back into the light,

and he would have to pick her up,

tuck her inside his heart,

and carry her round like a stone,

sinking further with every step.

There are some weights that never lift

and loves that never really die.


So today’s post is another poem I’m afraid. I seem to be bombarding you with them this week. It’s also another duel prompt response. I’ve taken the daily post prompt Ghost and SecretKeeper’s five word weekly work in prompt and jammed them together.

I’m hoping to spend the rest of the evening work on some flash fiction to get set up for posting over the next couple of days, so if you have time, please check out my flash fiction/short stories section and let me know what you think of the stuff there.

There’s an imaginary cup of tea in it for you!

But really, thank you for reading, it means the world to me.

This entry was posted in: Poetry


Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. 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.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.


  1. Accidentally Single says

    There is nothing wrong with trying a new format of expressing stories that aren’t in a longer version. Poems tell a story too.

  2. Lovely poem and I agree with what someone said earlier–this poem is very much like a story. Brief, beautifully written and poignant.

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