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Guernsey Literary Festival

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Guernsey Arts

Camille Brouard, Guernsey

1st prize: Channel Islands’ Poetry
Poems on the Move & Poems on the Buses Exhibitions

She’s not out of the woods yet

She’s not out of the woods yet and there’s no map for this and the compass is spinning and she’s feverish and forgetful and can’t find her way. Reluctant adventurer, my grandmother sets out, empty basket in frail hand, red cardigan tattered and frayed, walking into a fairytale. My grandfather calls sometimes through a rusty tin can phone discarded by kids in capes on the needle-lined forest floor; It’s rare to hear just his voice, alone.