Clearness lacks clarity

Erin Michelle

Published Fall 2020

clearness of mind is not the clarity for which I hoped

black and white is that or fiction in a grey world

acting as canvas for prisms to bleed colour on

till my eyes beg for respite

from the emotions I’ve cowered from

Erin Michelle is the self-published author of the poetry collection ‘show me your scars.’ Her writing journey began as a way to cope from the weight of mental illness and share her experiences and thoughts with others who are also suffering. She is a mental health advocate, environment enthusiast, and a certified coffee addict. Erin is in her last year of her Environment and Business undergraduate degree with aspirations to pursue a Master’s in Environmental Policy and to publish more poetry in the future. You can find more recent work @erinmichellepoetry.