Carrie Patten

 

 

Hansel  

When I wake I look like
the wild child of Borneo,
freestyle and newly created each day.
Roll me in your arms when I wake you,
a plasticine boy; a malleable,

morphing creature, learning by osmosis.
My fingers are curled round scissors loops,
cutting round arcs, paper rainbows,
with snippets like a ticker-tape trail.
I’m Hansel through the rooms.

 

 

 

 

As a former Norwich Art School graduate, Carrie Patten more typically stitched stories through visual art. Currently studying Creative Writing with the Open University, she imagines two narrative paths may at some time meet.

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