My Brain and I

By Andrew Ballard

My brain and I

we’re partners

paired for life

feeding off each other

together we have

learned bad things

in a dark place

full of pain

repeated

again and again

now together

we must unlearn

the bad

open up

our neural network

and train ourselves

away from pain

the day will come

when my brain and I

more powerful

than an opiate painkiller

will take on all

never saying no

simply enjoying life.

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