the pain stabs then throws me to the ground- another loss, another lonely fall- the image sharpens, full scene is captured- another dose i fail to  swallow, another taste so bitter-  i’ve been trying to walk but my heels are fractured. in grief and invisible pain i can’t manage to live, an open wound that won’t bleed- in a world i can’t belong i’m deemed unworthy, damned to this frail and malnourished existence.