The pain . . .
it lets me know
I can still feel
Everything else is numb
How does one keep going on
When everything you’ve ever wanted
Is ripped away
No longer a reality
I don’t want to die,
but I don’t want to exist either
Another day just seems so daunting
I’ve got nothing left to give
No more will to fight
They say that life isn’t fair,
but no one prepared me for this
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This article was featured in the March 2023 Unseen Challenges of Survivorship issue of Elephants and Tea Magazine! Click here to read our magazine issues.
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