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It Hurts to Care

It hurts
to care
it hurts
to love
it hurts
to want
to dream
to hope
to be

it hurts.

but in this life
you’ve got to try
because you can’t
spin away
in your shell
slide away
down
inside.

you’re not alone
you’re not an island
in the middle
of nowhere.

so put it all
in your pocket
and get outside

no matter how much
sometimes
it hurts
to put on your jacket
slide on your shoes
comb your unruly hair
face the crowd

and smile.