A hug so tight, could crush, but doesn’t.
What has hurt you will never die.
All of us are hurting.
She, holding me, like another, but lovingly.
Rickey Rivers Jr was born and raised in Alabama. He is a writer and cancer survivor. His poetry has appeared in Former Cactus, the Ginger Collect, Vamp Cat Magazine, and is forthcoming in Mojave Heart Review, Royal Rose Magazine and a Twist in Time Magazine (among other publications).
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