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Psychalgia

Here’s the center of me
it’s a dot
it’s this dot:
.
it’s gut
feeling,
instinct
it’s where I first disliked you,
what you towered above
where you made me feel inadequate

Consider that dot – my dot
- the nervous system of my heart
now, imagine yourself going fishing,
imagine putting a hook on a string,
casting it out and catching it
on my system, a needle
of precision
and I walk away,
or you walk away,
or maybe we weren’t even together,
but the hook stays in
and the string;
it’s yours
and it’s
in me
(mine)

imagine the center of me
as a ball of light
with spiderweb strings
protruding from the walls of
all that I am
imagine how the center of me
touched the center of you
and that shared light is one light
and mine’s a little dull
now

no
I’m doing it wrong

I was breathing water
then air then water
again
and there was sense in running away
there’s nothing against going fishing
really, kill it or release it
just don’t leave the hook in.

Psychalgia

Kirstine Dieckmann

Skørping, Denmark

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Artist's Description

Have you ever had to leave someone you got to spend way too little time with, someone you had a connection with, someone you care deeply about. Do you remember how leaving felt it like a punch in the gut, like a broken heart?
I do.

This is for you.

A sort of explanation:
Psychalgia aka psychogenic pain – physical pain that is caused, increased, or prolonged by mental, emotional, or behavioural factors. Headaches, back pain, or stomach pain are some of the most common types of psychogenic pain. Commonly it accompanies or is induced by social rejection, broken heart, grief, love sickness, or other such emotional events.

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