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Katie Kennet Moving

  • In a charity shop an open suitcase
    Conker coloured and vast
    In splendid condition.
    Inside, a fudge brown coat
    Sleeping as furry and soft as a puppy.
    Katie Kennet tall and slender,
    Eyes the colour of golden syrup,
    Poodle coat brown hair
    Short and curly.
    Moving to a brick hotel with a grand archway
    Walls as sleek as a sheep’s rug.
    A crystal necklace, shining like a piece of glass
    In the shimmering sunshine.
    Journey to an ailing mother
    Lingering for a promise.

    by Ruby Ellis (Rye St Antony) (First Prize)