(Feeling) Connected

You are a spiritual
being living a
human existence,
always connected to
the All and the Everything
by the magical star
stuff from which you are made.

You are always connected:
to neighbors, to friends,
to black, brown and white,
to family and strangers,
the near and the far.

All the same star stuff.
All the same magic.

Alone in your home,
alone in the world,
alone in your heart —
all are illusions.

To feel the connection,
listen to your heart beat.
Breathe deep, and
on the exhale,
hear my heart beat too.

We are connected.


© Hilary Clark ~ July 9, 2020


My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.

(Feeling) Isolated

We moved cross country in the
middle of a pandemic to
self-isolate and shelter in

We wonder if there are
neighbors in the
houses on our new street.

No one is out.

We are not alone in feeling
isolated. Adults miss
co-workers they dislike.
Kids miss school classes they
hid under covers to avoid.

Isolation slices at the universal connection we share.
There is distance between us.

No hugs.

No shared laughter over a
bottle of wine at a
favorite restaurant.

Each on our own
desert island, wondering if
we’ll ever return.

© Hilary Clark ~ May 29, 2020


My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.

Book Announcement!

I PUBLISHED A BOOK!!!!  Yes, I’m shouting.  I’m excited.  🥳

My book of short form poetry, titled It All Started With a Haiku, is now available on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback!

The book includes all poems previously published on this site, conveniently collected into one place for easy reading.

If you’re interested in reading it, and supporting me in this sharing of my heart, please visit Amazon and search for It All Started With a Haiku to buy it.