by D.J. Berndt
I can shut my eyes if I don't want to see something ugly. I can push my fingers into my ears to stop a terrible sound. I can pinch my nose to ignore an odor. I can put on gloves and not touch a thing. If I don't like the taste, I'll just swallow it and chase. No matter what I do, though, it will never be possible to avoid feelings of dread, sadness, or inadequacy.
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