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AugPoWriMo 19

The world breaks everyone and afterward
You are stronger in the broken places
It is not only where the light gets in
But how darkness out of embarrassment
Runs from a burning building screaming fire
The healing itself is a sleeping scar
Pressing snooze as it slouches back to bed
Knowing the unconscious has a language
Untranslated as the nightmares dream on
Through the acceptance of being awake
As the world embraces the breaking sounds
Surrendering the emptiness to be found
The loss becomes another part of you
Not only how to feel but what to do

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher