Middle-Pause
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Middle-Pause

And Just Like That, the Pain Is Gone

Relief comes in the warmth of an early afternoon

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Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, my back hurts, right here, see? Where my hand is.

I get up anyway, go downstairs and let Lilly the dog out, waiting just inside the door for her and absent-mindedly pressing where it hurts. After she comes back in, I take my hand away from the pain long…

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Katharine Valentino

Katharine Valentino

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Still trying for words to make us do & feel good things. Publication Creators Hub owner. Politically Speaking editor. Top writer in politics & racism.