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A book of poetry inspired by the images of Maggie Stiefvater's 'Raven's Prophecy Tarot'.
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In Conflict
In Conflict

My left hand,
it is itchy,
knows it wants
to reach out
and touch,
caress,
take what is there.
The opportunity
that I have
long been desiring
is there
at my fingertips.
But before my hand
can move as much
as an inch,
my right hand,
it reaches round
my left wrist
and holds it back.
The grip is so tight
that there is prevention
of movement,
not even shaking.
My hands are wrapped
in a kind of stalemate;
their disagreement
so intense
that there's no moving forward
and no going back.
One of my hands,
well, it's going to have to yield eventually
but for now they are stuck
in a state of struggle
that neither is willing
to lose.

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