For this edition, we asked readers to explore the theme of acceptance. This produced some thoughtful responses, including Cliff's Broken-down friends, a brave and striking poem on the death of a friend. In Cliff's own words: 

'When my best friend Keith died, being a poet I sat down and wrote a poem about him. But I read it through and realized it was corny rubbish, so I concluded the poem was not meant to be. A few days later I just felt like writing something, anything, and a few lines in I suddenly realized “this is about Keith.” Looking back, I find it curious I never wrote the word “death” — I never saw it. For me, this is a poem of love, of pain, and of denial.'

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