Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of overcoming it.~Helen Keller

It. being 8


It started before 8

and after 8 a.m

and after 8 pm


and it went all day

and it crushed my wings

and broke my bones.


It kept me from sleep

and sent me to bed unable to stand.


It left me outside

and locked the door.

It smelled like sickness

and left me twitching.


It didn’t stop buzzing.

Not ever, even when it did.

I don’t need to be in the library

to hear it still. 




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