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Poems of Empathy and Support
written by Alan Harris
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damnable, beautiful griefs that fit you like a bone

Griefs That Stay

To a Guest Reading by Paul Meier

Some griefs
(and you know
yours by name)

twist so terribly
deep that instead
of crying

you carry them like
inoperable bullets
inside your flesh

and feel their
twinges every few
seconds without

letting on
to even
your dearest--

damnable, beautiful
griefs that fit you
like a bone.

From Heartclips (1996)
by Alan Harris

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