Online since August 2002

Unlikely To Break

Peggy Claire is half cowboy and half Southern Belle. She was born in New Mexico and raised in New Orleans. She has made her final home as far South and West as she could get (and still be in the United States) in San Diego. With the exception of a few years spent as a singer/songwriter, her penchant for writing poetry has been a private matter. Until now.

Though death is clear
and all that we loved
becomes clumsy –
Indistinctly opaque
We've passed through the tears
then comes lethargy
to heal the hair-line cracks and aches. Contrary to
what some might say
the mind confuses –
but hearts never break
unless violently wrenched
by some internal force
or brutally pierced by a stake


Published May 2005


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