Abrasion

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Shadows uncovered,
bruised and confused
An abrasion on my right knee
pretending it didn’t hurt at all
The smallest cuts
give the most unbearable pain–
One that seeps through
your heart and triggers
your other long hidden pains
“How much pain do you feel,”
she asked.
“Is it the scrapes on my body
or is it something else?”
I shot back
as the light flashes
together, we blacked out.

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