Friday, 9 February 2018


The pain visits you like an old friend.

The oldest of friends.

The friend who knows all your secrets. All your weaknesses. All your old wounds. 

The friend who knows just where to put the knife, how far to thrust it in, how much to twist.

Each jab at once familiar and surprising.

Each jab a betrayal.

Your body, reminding you, that one day it too will let you down.