1. Patient endurance, especially of pain or distress.
Feel like bursting out of my skin.
Maybe I already have,
And there's nothing left.
Can't stand it anymore
This uncomfortable spot.
Sometimes too cold, sometimes too hot.
How long do I have to live this way?
How long must I wait?
Itching. Painful. Sore.
Healing takes infinitely longer
Than I knew.
this is my first major catastrophe.
It hurts everywhere
I am exposed.
I'd give anything to be elbow to elbow with you again.
In quiet consultation, head to head,
Your steady hand on mine.
Two worldviews meshing.
The tight fit.
The safe zone.
The length of you covering the length of me.
1. The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress: A marathon tests a runner's endurance.
2. The state or fact of persevering: Through hard work and endurance, we will complete this project.
3. Continuing existence; duration.
I like myself.
I love my kids.
I like my house.
I like this world.
There's more to see.
There's more to write.
I still have an appetite.
What are you tolerating? What is uncomfortable? What must you endure? Take 5 minutes and write about it.