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Image by Etienne Girardet

By Sasha Clark


Fear feels like a silent scream
Lurking in the background
Feeding from distant memories

I feel it creeping through my veins

Doubt rushes in to fuel the fire
I look for signs of fear's stoney embrace
And find them round every corner

Til a small voice beckons me
Calling to allay the fears
Calling to look them in the face
to see them as the false companions they are

You needn't fear the distant past
You needn't fear the distant future
The voice calls

Look to now. Look at where you are.
Embrace the beauty in which you
currently reside

One by one the fears fall to earth
where mother transmutes them
to golden promises of safety

Image by Amelia Bartlett

Sasha Clark was raised in the suburbs in Baltimore, Maryland. About 11 1/2 years ago she moved with her husband to Southern New Mexico. She began writing self-healing posts on Facebook shortly after covid started. Then a friend introduced her to a Haiku group so now she writes at least one Haiku daily. She also makes gemstone necklaces, mostly turquoise. And is learning Tai Chi including sword form. Her day job is a reference investigator for a background investigation company which does screening mostly for hospitals.

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