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hurting: different

January 20, 2014
By haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

my body hurts.
i thought for a while
about how it hurt

not like when i am tired;
there is sand in my eyes.
not like when i bleed;
that is too sharp.
not like heartache:
a cliched pain in my ribcage,
or poison and glass in my throat.
it is the physical, deep,
erratic pain of one
with a restless mind.

a lover couldn’t cure this,
i thought. that means it’s
so beyond mental
that it might not heal

The author's comments:
Accompanies the poem series, "Different Loves".

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