‘Lore’—flowers, poison, and so much more

Use something beautiful as bait.
Give her a reason to think of herself
as more than age-stained skin and weight.
Use something beautiful as bait
and allow her to live at her own rate.
Remind her that lbs do not equate wealth.
Use something beautiful as bait.
Give her a reason to think of herself.
‘How to Catch a Woman’ Charley Barnes, ‘Lore’ (2021)

‘Pressed Flowers’

A wonderful, touching launch evening with all the poets who wrote for Pressed Flowers. This anthology of poems is an uplifting collection of poetry from poets in Worcestershire and beyond. Pressed Flowers, collated by Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2019 Charley Barnes and Polly Stretton of Black Pear Press is full of joy and beauty. Get yourContinue reading “‘Pressed Flowers’”