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Bore Worm

by Anna Ruiz

There’s a paralysis that comes from knowing too much
it’s a bore worm
that enters one side of your ear
quite unexpectedly,
right at the beginning;

you know,
that question you just HAD to ask,
and now the answer is eating right
through the labyrinth of your mind,

but somehow the pain, though unbearable,
at times, subsides long enough,
that you enter into complicity,
and you don’t mind
that your mind takes its sweet time

and that nothing will ever be quite the same
before you fell on through to the other side...

a vagrant with no home of your own,
a puzzle piece that will never fit

anywhere, searching for an end you’ll
never live to talk about.

Copyright © 2008 by Anna Ruiz

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