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A book of poetry inspired by the images of Maggie Stiefvater's 'Raven's Prophecy Tarot'.
#984483 added May 28, 2020 at 2:33pm
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Out Of Reach
Out Of Reach

I'd clung on to it,
the hope,
like someone drowning
and grasping
at driftwood.
There can be no doubt
that I'm failing,
for my aims
are becoming further
out of reach.
Should stop.
Can't stop.
Keep on reaching
and maybe I've overstretched
for my skin
is splitting,
falling away,
and my fingers
seem unaware that they
have become
nothing more than bone.
Skeletal hand,
skeleton hand.
The cause is lost,
I won't reach
the goal that I have set
my sights upon -
and even with the 'never ever'
ringing round
inside my brain
I simply cannot force myself
to turn away.

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