Revealed and Relieved

I am but a constant, echoing through questions of reason. Why am I? This is hot asphalt on my chest, casting and carving shadows. This is pain. This is faltered communication that beings about roaring winds from the past. Why is this? I seek not the answer, little less the remedy. I let it go. I try. Scrape that emotion out and I’m a void. What makes me so human? This is scarring. I made good today, I failed at night again. I’m back to ground zero now. I sense distance, measurable. I taste hours, deniable. I have to pull back carefully enough not to back out. Minus the tainted emotion, I’m done. You sinned once, you’ll sin again. Mercy! Brazen shoulders, heaving. I’m cold now. You sought once, you’ll seek again…

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