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Past Agony

It still has a grip on me 
consumes me from the inside out
This flesh eating memory
Leaves acid in my mouth

Of course the pain has dulled 
But it isn't laid to rest
It lingers in my skull
Chipping bones inside my chest

The past cannot be erased
The memory must be purged
It takes up too much space
So deep in my heart it's submerged 

All that is left is to forgive and accept 
Easier said than done
Despite all the tears I wept
It's grip I cannot outrun

December 2016

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