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16 October 2014
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Ann Colton

Born in Omagh in 1963, Ann writes poetry and short stories. She's been published on Poetry.com and Poettext.com, and in the Forward press, New Belfast arts Sculpture project and Poetry Now. She has read at various arts festivals. Ann is a member of Derry Playhouse Writers and Omagh writers. Ann's ambition is to get a collection published. Her poem Alzheimer's is being used for training purposes by Shelter Housing association.

Kid on the factory floor by Ann Colton

The moaning heave of the production line shadowed his tired limbs,
overloading the initial manhood steps
void of parental warmth or blood bonds
who overlook mishaps.
Clouds gather leaving a chill as
optimistic petals bow in reflection, awaiting sun light.
Kid on the factory floor
swimming with unsolved mysteries.


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