You changed me a little, so now
I’m softer, as if you gave me
Permission to feel
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.