Thursday 23 February 2017

Creative Writing | Feb 2017

It's been a hell of a long time since I posted any poetry but I was listening to the Dixie Chicks a few nights ago and the line 'She's got you wrapped up in her satin and lace' really prompted me to write a poem. It's a rough first draft and it's probably not very good and anyway, I'm out of practice but it felt nice to write again.

“She’s got you wrapped up in her satin and lace…”

The earth is rounded like the shape of you and
waves of satin drape across every curve, black
in the shadows but sapphire in the sunlight,
silver when the moon comes out. A million
shells lie cracked on pebble beaches, forgotten
sand washed out to sea, replaced with broken
green bottles and plastic six-pack rings and

driftwood. Rotten pieces of people’s homes
and soft-in-the-middle planks splinter with
every footstep that comes to pass. A white sky
washed with mama’s red lace, carnation pink at
dawn flecked with golden promises, merlot
at midnight. Twelve rose petals caress tear-stained
cheeks and fall, like April’s last shower.


  1. Love this. I need to do more creative writing, I fell so badly out of practice after finishing uni. Shame on me. The imagery is strong, I love the 'rotten pieces of peoples homes', 'splinters with every footstep that comes to pass' - beautiful

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  2. You have a real gift with words Katy. The line about "rotten pieces of people's homes and soft in the middle planks" immediately invoked an image of the window frames in the first house UJ and I bought - they were so rotten and wet you could push your finger through them. How skilled are you that the words you write can bring back that memory for me.

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