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Family of Pain

Three Rocks

I have a family of pain
Living within me
 
Frances of the Hip
Joseph of the Back
Isaac of the Leg
 
Frances and Joseph strive and struggle
Against one another without thought or gain
 
They cut and slash with burning knives
And Isaac shrinks away
With their agony embedded within his fibers
 
And I sit back and ask the age-old question
Why can’t families just get along?
As love is the path of least resistance.
 
By Nell Walton
5/23/19