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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Richard St. Clair

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Recovery's Lament

So long
I've waited. Now,
I ask you, how
can I begin the journey back
when hardly have I found the knack
for keeping on a forward tack?
To soothe my pain, to grieve, yet celebrate
my life seems like a trap to deprecate
myself again, to wallow in a state
of vain self-education, to debate
against what feels to be
the only way for me
to find recovery
from what took years
to fill my tears
with song.