How To Block Out Pain

Understand

what hurts

are small changes.

Ordinary things that drift

briefly away

from what is

normal.

Such as

 

When Kissing Gouramis swim up your veins, whinnying like run-away horses,

and spitting out blood

the color of

grey dawn.

Now

 

Think only about snow and wind.

And

 

Relive

the times you were held high on your father’s shoulders.

Recall

being able to see the tops

of your old relative’s heads

as they moved through the

buffet line

So

 

What you need

to block out pain

are just two things:

 

Someone

who cares.

And the ability to see life

as constant motion.