Tuesday, April 11, 2017

a pain

it started
as a pain
(just a small pain)
in my side

it grew
into a swelling
(but was it a swelling?)
in my side

then a day passed
then another
(don't know how many)
and i waited

and the pain
turned into a habit
a thing i had to work around

more pillows
less covers
hot compress
long baths

anything but going
to the doctor

anything but talking
to a friend

because going would mean
something was wrong

telling would mean
something was there

hiding means
nothing was there
to hurt me

and the pain stayed
too long

until it changed me


prompt: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2017-april-pad-challenge-day-7

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