pushing itself outward.
protruding. it stings.
unbearable. not welcome here.
take it out, doctor. I don’t want it.
options presented, surgery averted.
putting up a wall instead.
around it, covering it
but the pain returns.
it comes and goes. it likes to return. to hurt.
to tear from the inside. to break outward.
reaching out. I feel it through my skin.
I can’t take it.
the pain—is back.