Rachel Cunniffe is based in the North East of England and has written a wide range of poetry since being a teenager, has a MA in Writing Studies gained in 1995 from Edgehill University College. Real jobs stifled her creativity for 16 years and she has recently been able to partially retire and spend more time writing again. She has been a member of several creative writing groups one of which has been in existence since 1991. She read regularly at the now sadly no more Callender Poetry Festival in September during that time for about 9 years.She lives with a large black dog and two cats.
You don’t keep your promises.
Magpie blue, welders torch blue
A colour for every occasion
with a hook line for opposites –
blue of a polar bears coat
blue tropical skies.
Not mood, not establishment.
I can’t brand you