Maybe it would surprise you that I was the quiet one.
No, really. I live most of the time inside my head.
I like it there. I can travel in time. I can be a hero.
I can relive humiliation, and then come back to today.
Maybe it would surprise you that as I write this I’m failing.
Well, my hand’s failing. My fingers are numb.
I’m holding the pen now with my pinky and thumb
and though I seem to write a lot
there is more than just pain in the words.
The pain in my hand is worse but these words,
these words push me to write them down,
don’t let them get away.
It wouldn’t surprise you that I don’t
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