Fiona Donaghey




Going Home


The house has grown small and fragile.

The ghosts at the top of the stairs

are now cupboards


holding dolls that are strange

and worn and familiar,


they suffocate the  excitement of childhood.


Somewhere inside I am bitter

that life is drifting


my heart is fretful

and the ticking of time

cheats me as the clock doubles up
on its tick-tock



Fiona Donaghey was born in Dublin and moved to Norwich twelve years ago.  She is a mature Student  studying for a BA Hons Degree in English with Cultural Studies at City College Norwich. She has been writing poetry for seven years . Her poetry has been placed in competitions and in The Poetry Rivals Anthology.


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