Tag: Poetry

Creative Writing, Venue

Nest

They were walking to work. Unusually warm for an April morning, but they thought it felt so cold. To be exact it felt absolutely freezing. Yet, off came the coat, the jumper, the scarf until all that was left was a shirt and trousers containing a shell. The other humans plodded towards the hive, otherwise…

Creative Writing, Venue

The Attic Head

The ceramics teacher wanted to make mothers of us, ‘Make yourself in your image,’ and we all got to work, squeezing these wet slabs, pressing, thumbing, stretching lids over eyes, strands over scalps, building a mirror from the dust that layered every hand.   Back from the kiln, the ward, its birthing heat, and I…

Creative Writing, Venue

Rodent

You came alive in our half-awake dreams Etching your way into consciousness through a tunnel of ears Past the stairwell into other human passages. Your claws ate into the floorboard and teeth Itched away at the chemical lining It made the ceiling cry out – Every movement brought voice Half-squeaks and higher tones, taking tension…

Creative Writing, Venue

Remembrance

The balloon burst and all the air escaped  too quickly for Jill to catch. She sighed as she saw the wrinkled skin, because there was  a hole that was Jim shaped.    The balloon was as big as their love had been with multicolour patches to match.  Golden memories and silver highlights,  picnic days of…

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