you’ll get over it

“You know you’ll get over it,”
she said with such conviction
I very nearly believed her.

“Oh? When?” I asked
forcing a nonchalance
into my shattered voice.

“Soon enough.” She shrugged
and finished packing—
all but the unwanted photos.

I never really liked winter,
how it needling crawled under
my pale wincing skin.

“My bones ache in this cold,”
I used to tell her, and she—
“You’ll get over it,” would say.

6 thoughts on “you’ll get over it

  1. “You’ll get over it” is quite a cavalier and non-compassionate thing to say to anyone, the kind of thing someone would say who couldn’t relate, at least at that time. Glad to read in comments above, that you are fine. :))

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