The Window Seat – Karen Middleton

Looking like a modern-day snow white

My name is Karen Middleton I am a performance poet from the North east I have 6 poetry books published. I also love writing short stories I look forward to seeing the results.

The Window Seat

Ticking, all the right boxes,

Flicking, through the pages,


For the role of book worm,

On a mission,

Turning pages,

Seeking reason, reading from centre stages.

Potentially, reading on the window seat

Now she is residing, hiding,

Wrapped up finding her purpose,

Waiting until motivation peaks

This month, this moment, this week.

Remembering incentives,

The source, the provocation, the basis,

Stopping, selecting, marking pages

Keeping places, with bookmark, an indication.

To mark her place

To locate in case inspiration breaks

Another brainwave,

Another creative creating, another creation,

Looking like a modern-day snow white

A basket of clothes at her feet

Did she carry on writing

Or did she fold the clothes

Well ,you’re listing to a poem.

Karen Middleton, North East England

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