Claudine Nash | Make a moment

My dear,
you have done all
that a shaken leaf
can do.

Please stop
beating your heart
for being
who you are,

and make a moment
for forgiveness.

When your breath
stops rushing between
lungs and lips,

reach into this
deepest fault
and lift that
unscarred part

who knows the sky
and light in you,

who breathes
your truest magic.

Dear, please
quiet those thoughts
that spin
your mind.

Now walk this self
into a sunlit room
and let it spill
your secrets.

Claudine NashClaudine Nash is an award-winning poet whose collections include her full-length books The Wild Essential (Aldrich Press, forthcoming) and Parts per Trillion (Aldrich Press, 2016) as well as the chapbook, The Problem with Loving Ghosts  (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She also co-edited the book In So Many Words: A Collection of Interviews and Poetry from Today’s Poets (Madness Muse Press, 2016). Internationally published, her poetry has received Pushcart Prize nominations and has appeared in a wide range of publications including Asimov’s Science Fiction, BlazeVOX, Cloudbank, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Foliate Oak and Dime Store Review, among others. This poem was originally published in Sick Lit magazine. Claudine is also a practicing psychologist. 

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2 Responses to Claudine Nash | Make a moment

  1. Karen Nash August 9, 2017 at 5:18 am #

    Claudine Nash’s poetry are magic. Her poems find you smiling and emoting, recalling, being still and needing to read them over and over.

  2. T August 31, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    Beautiful! Thank you for bringing us into this glowing place of stillness with you.

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