The Youth Hostel frightens and annoys
a child part of me that refuses to be
institutionalised – the notices, plastic flowers,
one neglected dragon plant by the sink.
It does not feel young at all –
the wildlife posters blued by the sun.
Outside a horse laughs.
Rose Cook is a well known poet in the UK’s South-West, having read in many venues and festivals here.
Over the last two decades her work has been shared through literary magazines and performance.
In 2009 HappenStance published Rose’s Everyday Festival and Oversteps Books published her full length collection Taking Flight.