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how about you show yourself some grace?

and what of the days that are filled

with impossible greyness?

when every movement is governed

by flaring pain that lingers


what if it hurts to breathe?

days like these, i have found

no grace in ignoring

what my body has to say

no strength in holding

my life to deadlines

as if i were a project

to be managed


i gather myself in silk

feed my soul warmth

knowing that light

is on its way


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