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Hamster on the Lam: From “Alive & 65”

Written by Carol Good

The following piece can be found on page 76 of Alive & 65 by Palgrave’s Carol Good. The book is available at Forster’s Book Garden in Bolton.

Oh look
another task on the list
to fix, to find
to finally finish

Something, anything
just do it
becomes
just get it done

Shifting weight
from challenging stretch
to another spin of the
hamster wheel

So much energy
and noise
so little
forward progress

Like a hostage
dreams of
respite and solace
refuge

In a cabin
deep
in the woods
a hamster on the lam

About the author

Carol Good

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