Wednesday, August 6, 2008


What do you do with pain
so bad
it has no redeeming value?

It cannot even be alchemized into art,
into words,
into something you can chalk up
to an interesting experience
because the pain itself,
its intensity,
is so great
that there is no way to objectify it
or push it outside
or find its beauty within.
That is the pain
I'm feeling now.
It's so bad,
it's useless.
The only lesson I will ever derive
from this pain
is how bad pain can be.

- Elizabeth Wurtzel -

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