Poem of the Day

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The holiday is over

by Carolyn Eldridge-Alfonzetti

 

Bone tired

Mum bends over yawning suitcases;

sorts by colour

the jumble

of sea-scented clothes.

 

The groaning washer

shudders in sympathy

as tiny souvenir shells

swim from sand-peppered pockets

to tinkle and swirl

in foreign

lemon-boosted foam.

  • First published in The School Magazine (Touchdown, April 2011)