The Burden

The Burden poem cover

Pin-prick blood letting

the daily ablutions  

must be observed

administered

adhered

a devotional sentence

involuntary

invasive

uninvited

the ritual of the needle

quietly carried

outwardly disparaged

almost dismissed

by the second-hand onlooker

comprehending but not carrying

          the burden 

unshared

unsharable

incurable

yet part of us now

like a pregnant pause

we can never fill

 

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From A Human Veneer, launch date 23rd May 2016

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