A rash, a red bruise.

An urge to itch. It burns.

Words can't soothe the ache.

It curls around my abdomen,

It pools in my stomach.


Something snaps in my mind.

It tells me I made a selfish mistake.

That the pain inflicted upon me-

Is to be readily received.

To feel guilt, it tells me...

I sat and listened.


For in my mind,

It's the only reasonable explanation.

What else am I to believe?

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