“Oh lord when you are alone
and do not want to be, you
lie in bed with your own shoulder wrapped around and
beneath yourself so that
the surges of pain keep
you company. This is hurtful but it is so much better
than no nerves firing at all.
The worst is when there’s no one near to press on you
and make dents in your
skin with their finger nails.
You are left running your hands all over yourself, biting
trying and experimenting to create sensations. The
enormous feeling you make
prove to yourself that
you create great excitement.”

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