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Waste Disposal

Claire Harrison

She stands on the pavement,
disorientated, an aberration.

Silks and linen, cocktails
with friends, Sex on the Beach,
dinners for two, gone.

​Mottled. Closed,
hides walnut veneer,
scratched and warped.
Sagging shelves.

by something cheaper,
gloss white.
MDF and chipboard.

Claire has written three children’s books. Her prose and poetry has appeared in print anthologies and short story collections. Her plays have been performed at the Stroud Shakespeare Theatre Festival and script in hand at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. In 2018 she won Cheltenham Poetry Festival’s flash fiction competition. Claire was recently chosen as one of the finalists in the prestigious Stroud Short Stories. You can find her at

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