The Persistence of Pain

Our resistance to pain

Anne Chisom

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Photo by Jairo Alzate on Unsplash

Pain finds the weakest points
At the worst times, always
Pain is produced in the brain
And we have the power to stop it,
Or over-power it, science says.
At what point does our power lose
To pain’s persuasiveness
Throughout the brain?
How can we silence it, crush it,
Break through it to regain
Our access to the brain’s
More pain-free parts?
Feeding it with attention
Helps it grow…

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Anne Chisom

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.