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Saturday, October 29, 2011


          I lie still
          covered in pain & exhaustion
          busyness all around
          and in my mind
          poetry happens

paper wasp, volume seventeen, number 3, winter 2011

Tanka © Kirsten Cliff 2011


  1. This is beautiful, Kirsten. To take what you are going through and write like this - much respect to you.
    Tamara Rendell

  2. Thank you, Tamara.
    Yes, I'm pleased to be able to make something of beauty from some of my harder experiences. Only eight months of treatment left!
    Best, Kirsten x