Photo by Derek Powazek
I am surrounded by physical pain,
Pain that pierces my body,
With every breath, with every touch, with every
But I feel no pain,
For I have become stronger.
Strong enough to look pain in the face and
To smirk at its witty desire to cause me
to invade my space,
to destroy my inner being.
For only by tolerating pain, by befriending
can I survive.
After all, the emotional pain of this disease,
Now that hurts.