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Flocking

When swallows gather in groups

it’s called a mummeration.

As one they ripple in waves

turning the sky to ocean

their tiny dark bodies

pointillism.

Fleck of black on blue

morphing into a single rush

of soaring bodies

scooping themselves

into glorious arcs

and spirals.

When they are gone

the sky is empty

and alone.

Clouds litter like styrofoam cups

abandoned

when the crowds leaves

to stumble home.

All is left

is the wait

for seasons to change.


Daily Prompt: Congregate

 

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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.

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