Leave it

I carry pain
inside of me
A bullet lodged
on an artery
Best to leave it
love the scar
Than dig
and bleed out
where we are

-a.r.

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~ by April on November 12, 2016.

3 Responses to “Leave it”

  1. Hello a.r., April, I’ve enjoyed reading through your writings, but I had to stop here. This really got to me. Later I’ll read some more, but right now I need to get up and go outside and clear my head. I wish I had a “front porch monastery,” like yours, but even that wouldn’t do in this case. Powerful poem, gripping picture. I’ve done my share of hurting others, and this post brings that home.

    • Thank you so much for reading and I am so glad that some of it touched you so. That’s means a lot to me.

    • Because sometimes touching another’s humanity isn’t always pretty, but it comes from the gut. I try to write from my gut, so if that is what it grabs in another…I consider it a success. Human aren’t we all. I hope you found some space to clear, even if just for a moment. Come back anytime.

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