Karen Powell

Photo Credit: James Thorpe

Between grey clouds
and Norfolk sand
bare legs disregard the breeze
playing with escaped
strands of ponytail hair.

She examines each plastic scoop
for shells, stones smoothed
by North Sea waves,
and worthy of collecting
in a blue bucket.

pencilKaren Powell has an MA in Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University. Her poems have appeared in Hearing Voices, Swamp, The Prose Poem Project, Kumquat Poetry, Message in a Bottle and The Lake. Website. Email: k.e.powell[at]

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