John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Poet's Corner: Poem

Poem

A clementine
Of inclement climate
Grows tart.

A crocus
Too stoic to open,
Won’t.

Like an oyster
That cloisters a spoil of pearls,
Untouched—

The heart that’s had
Enough
Stays shut.

Jill Alexander Essbaum (born 1971)

caerwynx posted a link to this poem over on Twitter the other day, and I was rather taken with it, so I appropriated it for my own purposes.

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