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The October winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . .

winner (without doo-dad)

 

Lise Rochefort and the Arc Board also selected three honourable mentions:

    • “If Not the Woods” by Charlene Kwiatkowski
    • “Porthole to the Shades” by Elana Wolff
    • “Poetry Phobia” by Anne Hopkinson

 


 

The Fires of Vulnerability

It’s so hard to say, when it means too much
The more you want to, the more that it aches
Everything you love will burn to the touch

Desire sings soft, in riots so rough
But it struggles, always, to find its place
It’s so hard to say, when it means too much

I don’t think I ever could be enough
I cast my eyes downward and shield my face
Everything you love will burn to the touch

Night calls in echoes; the stars call my bluff
Shining an honesty I cannot take
It’s so hard to say, when it means too much

Their luminous truth shows me it is such
All that I crave is engulfed in the flames
Everything you love will burn to the touch

Yet some godly grace still gleams from above
Daring us to dream, amidst our mistakes
It’s so hard to say, when it means too much
Everything you love will burn to the touch

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Nicole Nussbaum is a professional psychic reader, as well as a writer and freelance editor. She believes that these spiritual and literary pursuits work symbiotically. When all facets of the world are perceived deeply and intuitively, and the process of thought evokes all of the senses, the words come naturally. Nicole resides in Thornhill, ON.

 


 

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