Thursday 1/19/2017 11:12:00 PM

extractions compel the soft tissue to harden. the farther finds itself. splinters sharply emerging from below the skin.

the healing resists at first. languishing in the illusion that there is reason to bleed. the bone finds its way to the surface. burrowing effortlessly through the tender meat.

 the pain chewed and swallowed. the cause a ghost. callously lingering in the scars' depths.

 the cure remains undetermined. the disease still in question. misunderstood. misplaced. used.

 there are no unopened doors. no secret passages. just all the empty rooms we've visited before.

 love pretends. the truth interrupts.

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