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Death Worn – My Covid Realizations

I am worn Some would say death worn And I care not To feel this way Ever again

Death Worn – My Covid Realizations is a short story written by Kelli J. Gavin and shared via The Ugly Writers under the theme Just Barely for the month of October

 

Death Worn – My Covid Realizations

 

I am worn
Some would say death worn
I can not keep doing this
Life is so daily
The waking
The realization they are still gone
The grieving
The cracking open
The bleeding
This heart of mine is damaged
It seems like a vicious cycle
Day in
Day out
Over and over
And then one day
Another loved one is swept away
Death wrapping around them
Taking them too soon
Away from this earth
I don’t want to hear
God needed them more
Don’t say that
When one is death worn
That will not comfort
I keep proclaiming
Oh death where is your sting
Oh grave where is your victory
I know this to be true
But today the pain resides
Grabbing ahold
Compressing
Depleting all oxygen
Attempting to destroy
It makes me moan from the depths
Of my death worn soul
I clasp my hand over my mouth
Attempting to muffle the cries
That seem to escape me
When I least expect it
Tell me it gets easier
Lie to me if you must
That the day in
And day out
Over and over
Will cease at some point
Let it be soon
Please tell me
Lighten my load
Repair my brokenness
Mend this ache
I am worn
Some would say death worn
And I care not
To feel this way
Ever again
I am worn

 

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Kelli J Gavin
Kelli J Gavin of Carver, Minnesota is a Writer, Blogger, and Professional Organizer. Kelli’s first two books, ‘I Regret Nothing’ and ‘My Name is Zach-A Teenage Perspective on Autism’, were released in 2019. She has also co-authored 15 anthology books. Her 3rd and 4th books will be published in 2020 and 2021. Kelli’s work can be found with Clarendon House Publishing, The Ugly Writers, Southwest Media, Zombie Pirates Publishing, Writing In a Woman’s Voice, The Writers Newsletter, Writers Unite!, Academy of the Heart & Mind, Sweatpants & Coffee, Love What Matters, The Rye Whiskey Review, Spillwords, The Writers and Readers Magazine, Mercurial Stories, 121 Words, HerStry, Passionate Chic Magazine, Ariel Chart, The Basil O’Flaherty, PPP Ezine, Otherwise Engaged, Pleather Skin, Paper.Li, and The New Ink Review, among others. My Name Is Zach was awarded as one of ‘The Best Special Needs Books of 2019’ and one of ‘The Best Special Needs Books of all Time’ by Book Authority. She is also featured among the ‘101 Emerging Authors From Around the World’ with Sweetycat Press published in 2020. Find Kelli on Twitter and Instagram @KelliJGavin and explore her blog at www.kellijgavin.blogspot.com.
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