Absence

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 02, 2018

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Absence:

 

This wound should be deeper

Wider

So my scar can be thicker

Longer.

I want to look on it;

Caress it; Strike it; Rake it with my nails...

So that every time I chance to glance upon it,

I will feel a rock in my throat, hot tears in my eyes,

And every last ounce of the pain that this scar has earned me.

 

If I keep the pain, I keep the memory -

The desperate comfort of it. Its devastating loveliness…

Yet I long to take it in my palms, remove it from my body,

And wash it with my tears, until somehow…

It is both here:

infusing my heart with loss and beauty...

And nothere:

abandoning me...to painless absence.


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