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Lessons I Learned at School: Prompt 1 “Rehab”

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Yesterday a child asked

“What is rehab?”

Someone answered

“A place you go to

when you learn

to do something

you can’t do anymore.”

I added

“Like a hospital but for helping you

get strong enough to go back home.”

But what if home

is what makes her sick

What if her muscles atrophied

because of the words he used

every time he talked to her

What if her heart weakened

because of her addictions

to dysfunction

and crippling codependency

What if she didn’t want to walk again

or dance again

or try again

And she went home to rehab




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