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I don’t read books as often as I should. I’d quit my job here right now if I could. I don’t take risks as often as I should, but I should not need to worry. I don’t cook food as often as I should. I’m prone to let my words get misconstrued. I don’t man up as often as […]

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When you physically ache before

posting something you wrote because

you know your mother will read it,

that’s when you know the inspiration cuts deep.

Sadly, I’ve been to the emergency room once before and

can’t afford another bill,

with or without insurance.

I guess these thoughts will have to wait to see

light on some other day,

one that’s more stable and

fulfills a narrative that

doesn’t destroy me

from the inside out.

D.J. Whisenant

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