I use to hurt

                                         Crumpled into everything around me, fell in the dirt

        Until I looked in the mirror                                                                     and saw past the face

And into what lay inside                                        behind                                         my two eyes

I saw what was in the                                            human                                                  race

Courage extending out of                                       skin                                          and into the world    

  And my pain shattered into what                            is                                      within, my inner      



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