There is much to be discovered in the small knot of fear
at the farthest corner of your heart.
Night skies and open roads are no panacea.
No way out.
No way through.
A newborn in your hands
can hardly touch it.
Once set free
fear will hover till you have purged it
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joan Skinner is a midwife. She has just completed the IIML Master’s programme. While there she wrote a memoir about her midwifery practice, and developed a hankering for writing poetry.