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Sonnet 6:03 a.m.
As sudden as a gunshot, a sharp pain
Shoots through my body nearly crippling
Me. Patience- as I wait for it to wane,
I cry the pain results in tripling.
A thorny rosebush blossoms into me,
Pricking and irritating my inside
As I throw my head back in retreat
To fix the abashed and sorely bruised pride.
Recovering is a trick I learn fast.
The thorns leave my body surely but slow.
I’m aware that this will not be the last,
Yet I know that no faster will I go.
Soap in the eyes will sting for an hour,
So slow down when washing in the shower.