old lady (pixabay)Inside my outer layer is a little girl,

another version of myself,

being half-born again

and again, never

quite making it to the outside –

just hesitating, just thinking about it; mulling it over, before …

burrowing back



Copyright owned by Jay Cool, February 2019


Image courtesy of Pixabay.com


Inspired by ‘Sometimes I Cry’, by DJ (poem-a-day@poets.org).


Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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