Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EDT June 14th 2021

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Our text for this session was the poem the death of fred clifton” by Lucille Clifton, posted below.

Our prompt for this session was: “Write about a moment of clarity.”

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the death of fred Clifton

age 49

i seemed to be drawn
to the center of myself
leaving the edges of me
in the hands of my wife
and i saw with the most amazing
so that i had not eyes but
and, rising and turning,
through my skin,
there was all around not the
shapes of things
but oh, at last, the things

Lucille Clifton
Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000