Thistles in August

CB McCall

We were
giants: punk-spiked
and purple-coiffed. We wilt,
and let our down-cradled children
take flight.

CB McCall writes short stories, long stories and bits of poetry. Sometimes she finishes them. Occasionally they even find their way into print. She lives in Nottinghamshire on the edge of Sherwood Forest, which is nowhere near as inspiring as it sounds.