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what happens when there’s nothing left
to express? just an empty mind and
voicelessness.

what happens when you have
too much past trauma to think about
any healthy future. what happens when
you’ve experienced too much pain to
experience any true joy. what happens
then? what happens when you’re tired
of dreaming and waking up is no longer a
blessing. what happens when everyone
you were ever close to is now a cold
stranger. when happens when you have
no more fear and there is no longer a
such a thing as danger.
what happens when the happy days of
your past seem as if they never
happened, and the sad times seem to
haunt you day in and and night out

what happens when there is nothing left
to express. what happens then?

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Christopher Reece

Christopher Reece is a writer incarcerated in Michigan. He has been in prison since he was 20 years old.