An incredible read…the words so delicately selected and placed that I wanted to read more. Simply wonderful, thank you for the hope.

If the outside world could see what I see…

A woman wakes up with dark circles outlining her eyes. Her wild, unkempt hair is greased around the crown of her head. The long bleached out layers are frayed with split, dry ends. Her small hands have blood caked around minuscule cracks. There are shadowed, pigmented spots on her face and hands. These spots make her wonder, “At what age did they start to appear?” When did she not notice the stains of age creeping unto her skin?

Her legs ache around the joints. Too many years spent behind home plate crouched in the squatting position. Or it could have been the years she spent standing with arms loaded full of plates while she slung food. Her arms and legs carried the burden of working double shifts so she could afford to make her car payment, or buy an…

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