Double Loss | Claire Scott

And I saw her lying there
under a paper sheet with

pale pink cherry
blossoms

and I saw him with soft eyes
and a stethoscope

say you better
sit down

I saw you wipe sorrow with
your sleeve, sketch your

heart on a wall of
rage

knowing she couldn’t resist
the lure of the needle

speedballing
to paradise

and I saw passion streak
like  a comet across

the solar system
of your love

splitting into pieces
dispersing all

possibility

cherry blossoms fading
and falling

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Claire Scott is an award winning poet who has published in numerous literary magazines. She has been nominated twice for the  Pushcart Prize (2013 and 2014).  She was also a semi-finalist for both the 2014 Pangaea Prize and the 2014 Atlantis Award.  Claire is a winner of the Arizona State Poetry Society 2013 Annual Poetry Contest. Her forthcoming first collection of poems, Waiting to be Called, was published in March of 2015.

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