Sipping on this new attitude
I can’t help this feeling
that slowly moves through
the thin walls of my blood vessels
my body feels like its on fire.
I jerk from sensation that builds
under my left breast
gripping it so tightly
you’d think I’d hurt myself
But it’s the only thing I can do to ease the pain
Breathing causes muscles to contract
and pain reminds me of an old friend
before it sucks me into its good night.
- When Pain Hasn’t Healed Yet