A toolbox for pain

Pain, expected.

like a frequent customer
late-night television commercial
the mental post-it note
always around, it has an assigned seat at the dinner table
so familiar that it’s left a worn impression on the sofa

Pain, so unexpected it guts you

blooms from the chest
knocks you out
off-kilter, all at once
a vice, a ghost?
a bring-you-to-your-knees, stop time, tunnel vision, vertigo kind of pain–

Go forth

a sea of calm awaits life’s devastating storms
be present, feel your heart thunder in its finality and solidarity
choose bravery despite the odds
your caesura
a personal enjambment

What else are we meant to do?


Published by ENJOYALYSSA

This is my brain yammering away while the sun is up at midnight

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