Genius in a Bottle
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Genius in a Bottle

Poetry | Narcissism

Next Time I’ll Be More Careful

GiaB prompt #2–9: apologies

A close-up of the face of a young, fair-skinned woman with black hair, gray eyes and full red lips staring straight ahead through a pane of glass that has shattered in a pattern like that of a spider’s web.
Image by kalhh from Pixabay

“I’m really awfully sorry, darl
It was a silly thing to do
You mustn’t let it bother you
coz next time I’ll be more careful…”

you hesitate
then, quickly sweep away the truth



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Carolyn Hastings

Carolyn Hastings


Well-practiced speech pathologist now practicing to be a children’s book writer — emphasis on practicing.