Thorn of Mine.

I'm led by spirit


by an engrained sense of responsibility

I'm not here to be indifferent

I'm not here to even be "special"

It's greater than me

It's something I see in the distance.

and i'm walking toward it

pain increasing

slower than my capacity –

This lil' thorn of mine.

Forever there,

beggin me to stop.

beggin me to give up

& be less than I will be tomorrow


pain is a point of reference.

pain is a picture of now.

pain is a loving teacher.

for the moment lasts,

to bring forth

a better version of you.

~ Dev