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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #2213641
A comment on unrelenting pain, both physical and mental, and the need to be seen as "OK".
Pain spreads into virgin veins
and newly thought-of branches
An insistent fist,
twisted and knuckle-pressed
into the backs of us
We have looked, dry-eyed,
into the dark drear,
contriving a laugh,
picturing courage and rebellion
while drawing spastic knees to our chests
And, in the light of day, we walk,
zombified and smiling.
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