my father told me

the mind is a truly remarkable thing

it protects itself from pain,

goes so far to even forget it

cuts out the memory,

skips in the reel

this is why,

he says,

people can live each day

the mind is a truly remarkable thing

this is why,

I say,

we can have the room to remember why the pain is always worth it

why we can stand a fall

laugh in the thunderstorms

love again

why we can learn


– MEW

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