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Retreat

to-be-disbelieved

I’m on a solo retreat, staying at a friend’s guesthouse. It came about rapidly as I was in the throes of anger and desperation and if I didn’t isolate myself I would have imploded. Thankfully, the space was available.

When I got here, I took a shower and then fell asleep. I slept from 1pm to 9:30pm. I stayed awake for a while, then went back to sleep until 2am.

I haven’t cried yet. I want to. If I don’t I will not have accomplished what I hoped to do. Release the crazy bullshit in my head and heart. Maybe I will do it now.

 

 

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Beautiful and harrowing…

THE BAYOU MYSTIC

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“We dodged a bullet,” someone said. Is that even possible? Hearts connect and suffering is universal. Escape is illusory. Even if we numb ourselves; avoid the horrific television images, even that is deceptive. Our coastal homes have been ravaged once again and the recovery will be long and grueling. Pray, yes. Help where you can, yes. But remember there is no safety and we are all in this together. We cannot separate ourselves from the suffering of others unless we forget that we are all made from the same spirit. And even if we forget, the spirit that moves through us all never will.

Tangible

The sirens have surfaced again from deep waters.

They don’t care about our beauty or our sex.

They want our firstborn and our ancient ones.

Death is all they crave.

They steal our memories for fuel.

There is no safe place to hide.

Waiting until…

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Reviews of “Seek the Holy Dark”

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SEEKING THE HOLY DARK by Diane Moore

A FIERCE HEART by Karen Corinne Herceg

Clare L. Martin, a native of south Louisiana, author of Eating the Heart First, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Dzanc Books’ Best of the WebBest New Poets, and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net. She is the founding publisher and editor of MockingHeart Review

Seek the Holy Dark is the 2017 selection of the Louisiana Series of Cajun and Creole Poetry by Yellow Flag Press.

Seek the Holy Dark is now available. Trade paperback, 66 pages, only $10.  To order click here.

For signed copies contact Clare. $10 plus $3 shipping and handling. Paypal accepted. paypal.me/clarelmartin Please note your mailing address for book shipment.

Diane Moore reviews “Seek the Holy Dark”

Poet and author, Diane Moore, reviews Seek the Holy Dark, available from Yellow Flag Press. Thank you, Diane, for your deep reading and generosity of heart.

SEEKING THE HOLY DARK

Seek the Holy Dark is the 2017 selection of the Louisiana Series of Cajun and Creole Poetry by Yellow Flag Press.

Seek the Holy Dark is now available. Trade paperback, 66 pages, only $10.  To order click here.

For signed copies contact Clare. $10 plus $3 shipping and handling. Paypal accepted. paypal.me/clarelmartin Please note your mailing address for book shipment.