Pain of La Reine

Edward G. Nilges, “Pain Has an Element of Blank”, pen, A4 size, 10 May 2012. (C) Copyright 2012 by Edward G. Nilges: Moral Rights asserted.

Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there were
A day when it was not.

It has no future but itself,
Its infinite realms contain
Its past, enlightened to perceive
New periods of pain.

Emily Dickinson

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