A Thwarted Undoing by C.J. Clark

 

She had slumped over

Into her new self

Feeling the strangeness of it

Grip her

Like trying on a new coat

Frozen from hanging

In corridors

Of icy drafts

Her new voice had no volume

It was thin and betrayed her

Forming words

She never intended

Her feet shuffled

In empty slippers

Moving in no

Particular direction

She clung to her husband

A kind stranger now

Someone she may

Have once known

It was all she’d truly wanted

Folds of soft kindness

Cascading around her

Securing her in warmth

Allowing her to embrace

The peace of long slumber

Until she could find

Some other way out.

 

©  C.J. Clark

Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”


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I Have a Name

Preface  . . .  

We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’  We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us.  These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.

There are many people silently suffering as a result.  They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion.  There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society.  The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people.  They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.

It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world.  “You Have a Name.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta,  author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions

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