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Can You Cry?

I wish for normal.

I wish so desperately to be normal.

I long for 

a day, even just 

for one day, 

without the constancy of pain and numbness 

whispering loudly, doing 

their best to block out all other emotions.

What is it like to feel 

without another filter distorting 

the way the emotion comes across?

What is it like to look forward to 

90% of your 

waking days 

instead of feeling 

the weight trying 

to hold you to your bed 

in your darkened room?

When you laugh, I 

bet it doesn't echo 

through your empty insides, mocking 

your inability to feel the 

joy that fills everyone else.

Can you cry when you feel intense sadness?