Pain is my best friend.
He lurks in fibre and ligament,
playing hide and seek
amongst time-worn bones
and weary blood.
He enters my thoughts
and hopscotches through my brain,
tugging on discontent
and dreams better left alone.
He wanders through
my cells, arteries, and veins,
grasping at the walls of my heart
in a gentle bear hug of regret.
He is the one friend
who will never leave.
Eventually, he will set the table
and dine upon the last of me.
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