Pain is Never an Option

Pain Is Never An Option
(On Close Ties)

breath
choked
at
realization’s
dawn
of
yesterday’s
frittered
possibilities

Culturally
Enslaved
Accepted
Proffered
Platter
To
Forge
Lifelong
tie
Instead
Of
Self
serve

Mind
Dominated
Mind
Enervating
Fighting
spirit
Self
preservation
hibernated
in
inner
soul’s
sanctuary
biding
time

weeping
at
this
travesty
of
well-
meant
partnership
entered
into
with
childlike
trusting
eyes

single
pair
of
hands
made
of
tempered
steel
steered
helm
of
joint
craft
changing
equations
drastically

dreams
shattered
into
smithereens
each
broken
sliver
sparkling
with
unshed
Saline
Rivers
Mocking
Rainbows
of
What
Could’ve
Been

All
Matters
Do
Matter
Mind
Conceded
Pain
is
Never
an
Option

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