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Not All The Glitters Is Gold #DVersePoets

A moment stretched is still a moment.

Curled into the afterglow we looked relaxed,

yet I felt your hands clawed in the fabric,

prepared to tear the seconds from an hour,

as if they might be worth more alone

than part of a whole.


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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. “curled into the afterglow” …. and then as we read on, we realize only one is truly feeling an afterglow. Your words evoke an uneasiness in me the reader, a wariness….all that glitters is not gold indeed.

  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says

    The rawness of libido and passion that clouds the intellect and blocks the heart is not always attractive.

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  4. I like how you’ve taken the old saying and given it another meaning, Carol, and not a particularly pleasant one. There is a sense of warning in the way the opening line continues, cat-like, into ‘I felt your hands clawed in the fabric, / prepared to tear the seconds from an hour’.

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