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Echoes And Memories

Unfurled you filled the house in a way I wasn’t expecting.

I kept finding you in new places

like under the edge of a lampshade,

between the folds of curtains,

inside the grain of the floorboards.

Places I’d never seen you go became mementos of you.

Snapshots you couldn’t be cut out of.

When your smile found its way between the spines of two books

I turned the shelving to firewood and places the offending volumes

at either end of the house.

It didn’t help.

You still echoed in the chimney when the wind blew just right.

Daily Prompt: Unfurl

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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. Sunra Rainz says

    I love the sentiment of this poem, I think a lot of people can relate to the poignant nostalgia of missing someone who’s no longer there. You captured it in a beautiful painful way.

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