days on end
hiding in the corners of my own skin
combining enough pain
to metamorph into deep breaths and sighs
combining enough pain
to boil it into sage 

combining enough pain
to turn lemons into holy water
combining enough pain
to 
scrub the calluses of regret away
washing myself into soft
combining enough pain
to sacrifice an offering
of myself, to myself
combining enough pain
to churn into soothing peace

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