The Woods

The teacher sighed,
as the snow piled up outside,
mountain after mountain.
The children listened,
as the North wind howled,
winter after winter.

β€˜That will be all for today,
children,’ the teacher said.
The students rushed over to pegs,
to collect their coats, hats,
pocket knives.

β€˜Be careful,
on your walk.’

The children ran home,
vigilant as wolves.

 

 

Eve Chancellor is a Teacher of English from Manchester. She has an MLitt in Victorian Literature from the University of Glasgow, and has previously studied in Liverpool and Melbourne. Her short fiction is published on East of the Web and she is due to have a poem featured in the upcoming issue of Fly on the Wall.