(Feeling) Anguish

Anguish tears great
red, raw strips from the
soul.  The heart
weeps, laid bare.

Flayed wide open.
Swallowed deep in
black despair.
Fiery streams of
pain will not allow
bending, breaking.

One only comes out the
other side after
facing down the fire.

(c) Hilary Clark ~ 2/4/18

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