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Thursday, October 13, 2016



the gnawing pain
increases its intensity
in elbows, wrists and knees,

adheres to despondency
like burdock
to coarse clothing

and I, the bystander,
can only stare
into a void of despair

my own decay -

words fail to proffer hope
they only weave
a crude blanket

around an emptiness
which only faith
can fill

Malcolm Evison

13 October 2016

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