The Shape of You


by Christopher W. Clark


 

You changed me a little, so now

I’m softer, as if you gave me

Permission to feel

Something

For years I was unable to cry

Stuck in a waking dream, numb

To the life that made its way by me.

 


Christopher W. Clark (@chriswillclark) reads, writes, and teaches things. Their poems have featured in various publications including The Cadaverine and Ink, Sweat, & Tears. They have collaborated with The Royal Philharmonic Society and photographer Mick Frank among others. They are currently working on a chapbook and full-length novel dealing with the intersections of class and queerness.