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You know when you're young and you break a bone
And you flinch at the pain as it takes you whole
And you swear you won't be bad again
Because all you want to do is escape the pain
And you fight but it won't go away
So you pray and you pray
'It was a mistake!' you'll say
You don't forget those days

Those days when you're lost and you learn
You're helpless and you yearn
For someone to turn and guide you through the hurt

Because to your dismay
You find that bones aren't the only things that break

Like how promises are just as brittle
As the bones you broke when you were little
Like how a marriage could fall apart
The laughable emptiness of 'till death do us part'
Like how the pressure leaves you shaking
You hope to heal so you're stranded waiting

And by the end you just wish you were that little kid
Who knew of pain as something which
Hurt a lot but for a bit
And didn't last like how it did
And didn't scar like how it did
You think of how it was before
And breaking bones doesn't seem so bad anymore.
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You run and the road beneath you moves backward but you haven't gone any further
And you trip trying to keep up with the spin of the earth
It's hard to settle when the momentum threatens to cast you
Into flight 

But if for a second you were suspended
You would accept it
The hang in the air 
To rebel against gravity
To pause in insanity
And feel that this has to be

A temporary bliss but those seconds are taking their time
And you might look around but the air past your eyes
Blinds your sight and 
Save for the cushion of empty that envelops your body
You become oblivious to heights to drops to all
To the flight before the fall.