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it sticks with you,
like a sailor’s first storm
or a driver’s first accident,
even a lover’s first heartbreak.
it rips at your soul a little.
you were that weak
and that strong.
it washes off like hot water.
once you’re done, you don’t look back –
until warm water flushes over you
and the wounds reopen.
they throw you back into thought.
it’s your trigger.