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Happy Life, Tragic Life

Photo by Tolga Ulkan on Unsplash

She told me to imagine my life two ways,
One happy,
The other tragic.
And I thought and I thought.
Because I cannot imagine a world in which both do not occur
And I’m not so sure I’d like them separate.
For the greatness of pain does not allow me to forget the deepest wounds.
Perhaps those are ones impossible to treat.
They remain open, raw,
A nerve exposed.
Learning to live with that pain is something I must do.
Because, yes…



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Elyse Wright

Elyse Wright

I can’t stop writing about love and love and love. I’ve been writing poems since I could talk. Welcome to my corner.