A Small Realization of the Immense Pain
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“A Small Realization of the Immense Pain,” New Era, Apr. 1997, 51

A Small Realization of the Immense Pain

I flinch,

looking at even a small syringe,

the needle brightly tempered,

completely sterile,

and guided by a precise hand.

Yet he waited

for the large spike,

only roughly founded,

probably rusted,

to be pounded through his skin.