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The Cliff Face Stares into Mine — Equally Helpless - Jack Strunk

In agony she climbs

back into bed

like it’s a mountain.

She claws her way

over its satin cliff face

and finally has a few

moments to rest

and shed a few

tears for the things

she lost along the way:

her passion,

her dignity,


and the love of her life,

who couldn’t pull

her over the ledge

when she wouldn’t take his

hand.

 

Jack Strunk is a 21-year-old college student majoring in English writing. She is a passionate, lifelong poet who draws inspiration from her mental health struggles.

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