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Poetry by Shigé Clark

"Let the battered heart rejoice"

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Hey guys.
I hope you have been doing better than I have. I apologize for not having posted in so long. I wanted to write something positive and uplifting for you all, something to encourage you and give you hope. And I have faith I’ll get back to that place. But that’s not where I’ve been, and I don’t want to be insincere with you.
So thank you for your patience, and while we wait for that spark to return, here is something for you now. Because maybe some of you out there are here with me now, and maybe we can work our way back together.
 
Always yours,
Shigé

Husk

Grief

Sadness hits like novocaine,
Sudden numbness in the veins
Starts within the heart, and shoots
Screaming to your limbs and roots
All at once your body stops,
Mind goes frozen, stomach drops,
All at once the sudden dread
Weighing down your bones like lead
Pulls you fiercely to the floor
Makes you earthbound, core to core
You are stone, heavy and slow,
Ice where all your blood should flow
Leaning broken on the wall,
With no strength to move at all

– s. Clark

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