Poem: Armour

Both protects and numbs.
It protects:
My heart from pain;
My soul from risk;
My mind from despair;
My body from intimacy.
It numbs:
My desire for love;
My highest hopes;
My capacity for faith;
My openness to vulnerability.
Tai Chi cultivates chi
By allowing it to flow.
Blockages and wounds
Melt away in the flow of energy;
Incompatible with the armour I wear.
Both protects and numbs.
Grant me the courage and strength
To divest myself
Of this armour.

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Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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