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I hear everything around me
but I cannot hear my self.
How is it that the ears to the world
are larger than the ears to the self?
I am familiar with the world of anger,
fear, bitterness and greed.
These emotions weave a net around my body,
making it cease with tension.
I go to healing practitioners for answers
but they only touch the surface.
My symptoms are oozing with puss
but the causes are deeper than they can see.
How did I get this far from myself?
My tense body is screaming out for attention
My tears are cold with survival
My breath sporadic with fear
My mind a whirling wind of madness
My heart an invitation to kindness