Tuesday, March 21, 2006

More than a Bellyfull

The sharp and enveloping discomfort that centers in my belly is more than a bellyfull and radiates nervously to my extremities.
"I'm sorry." It comes so naturally. Have I done something wrong, mom?
The buzzing in my ears is maybe blood and maybe old noise, but it is surely distressing. What else is there?
"I don't want it. It hurts."
I want to fall on the floor.

1 comment:

vacuous said...

If I have an arrow stuck in me, I'm better off pulling it out, even though it's extremely painful.

Hopefully that's not offensively trite.