Volume LII Number 451
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When you return from the heart of light
and have to live with yourself and others
you may boil with rage or become inert
juggling heaven and years of malice.
Yet crippling fatigue has you cornered
as you collapse tearfully into your cure
the release that is pride and guilt defeated
washing from the heart all that is impure.
The Quadrant Book of Poetry: 2001 - 2010
edited by Les Murray