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Farm Fresh Birds

No one explained that best before

was subjective at best.

Instead they suggested

that you were lucky to find a man

willing to settle for spoiled produce

so close to the sell by date.


Did it occur to you

the rot might be them?



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. OH WOW! Wish you could be sitting next to me so you could hear my very OUT LOUD response after reading your post as in OH WOW! OH MY GOSH!
    This is just absolutely amazing! I truly think it should be published somewhere….don’t know where. I’m taking it from a very feminist perspective here….don’t know if you meant it that way…but it is really quite an astounding sentiment that you’ve expressed in 44 words here. Will be interesting to see if others read it this way? WOW! LOVED this! Blows me away!

    • Thank you so much. I wrote it from a very feminist perspective so I’m glad it came across that way. I haven’t had much luck with getting any of my poems published unfortunately and life, work, and study have meant I drifted away for a while but I’ve been slowly starting to work on some bits and bobs with half a mind of writing a collection. Not sure just yet but we’ll see where it goes.

  2. So glad to see you back, Carol! I love the sarcastic pun and the cynical tone of your poem. I too emitted a gasp on first reading – it’s so close to the bone (pun intended). Have you tried submitting to The Emma Press or Peeking Cat Poetry?

  3. Lovely turn at the end.
    Glad to hear you are getting back into it
    Always great to read your work.

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