There was a time
I would sink into misery like the weight
of the ocean was pulling me into hell
and I couldn’t breathe without pain.
But now, I allow pain to wash over me
as I stand firm, arms wide, drinking it in.
Then, I open the damn door for you
myself, and kick you in the ass
before I slam it in your face and return
to my place,
leading the pack.

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