Eleaxus Pettus


Eleaxus Pettus Poems

1. Familiar Pain 5/4/2015
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Familiar Pain

It had been weeks,
Months, even,
Since I’d felt the familiar blade
Slide in a familiar place
And produce a familiar colored substance.

The first time, I’d felt the familiar numb race back into my veins
As the adrenaline covered it quickly.
“That was the last time.”
I swore
Only to be corrected
In short notice.

The next night
I thought
And I thought
Until I was so tired
I couldn’t move from the position I’d been in
For the past six hours.

The next night was when it happened again.
The smooth blade ripped across the cuts from ...

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