Words: Pleurisy

needle point
fully inserted
under ribs
right shoulder

deep breath
threading between
searing pain

i cannot
tell a lie
this hurts
like hell

you took
the ibuprofen
when you left me
with this infection.

9 thoughts on “Words: Pleurisy

    • It is both – I am using my bout of pleurisy to inspire my writing and then adding a layer of fiction by relating it back to being left by lover. Who took the advil as they left…
      Oh the things we do for amusement!


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