Where does it come from?
The pain within,
I feel it inside me.
More inside me than any human thing.

It swells and roars and it will not go away.
I plead,
cry,
hold it close.

In the snow,
alone,
naked,
feeling.

Feeling the pain from the snow,
numb.
Erupting inside.
Inside me, the pain,
flaring,
throbbing.

Rising
I soar;
distracted,
within the drug.
The pain is still there.
Burning,
tearing, clawing.

Inside you,
I feel you.
Sweat mingling.
I ache,
longing.
I still feel the pain.

Then.
night,
alone,
alone with the pain.
I hold it tight,
knowing,
I’m alive.