July 20th, 2018


Poem: "Forever in Your Broken Heart"

This poem is spillover from the November 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] curiosity, [personal profile] readera, [personal profile] gingicat, [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron, and [personal profile] technoshaman. It also fills the "nervous breakdown" square in my 6-16-17 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] daisiesrockalot and [personal profile] curiosity. It belongs to the Cuoio and Chiara thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem includes graphic descriptions of traumatic grief. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features the anniversary of a death, intrusive memories of several deaths, emotional agony, past references to not coping well, decompensation of recent coping techniques, loss of appetite, indigestion, brain fog, exhaustion, withdrawing, sleep disturbances, difficult discussion of unpleasant treatment options, protective restraint, miserable mindhealing processes, panicky superpower, messy medical details, and other challenges. This is hardcore hurt/comfort, but it does end on a hopeful note. In particular, if you are recently bereaved, this may hit harder and now might not be the best time to read it. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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