Marion Clarke

Further Tests

After news of the results, I am gripped by fear and confusion, then growing anger. What is the likely prognosis? What can be done to help? Why us again?

hawk shadow –
isn’t January supposed to be
about beginnings?

I begin consulting medical reference sites – several are too difficult to read, others offer some comfort.

lone gull
crying in the night
I surf the net

At dawn, cushioned by newly-found knowledge, I drift off to sleep,

tree fungus . . .
to hope

Copyright © Marion Clarke 2015

Marion Clarke, County Down based writer and artist, has had fiction and poetry published in a wide range of literary journals. Some of her artwork and poetry can be found at


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