the difference between
callus and callous
is if it is
your hand or heart
the difference between
affect and effect
is merely
intent versus act

i knew each callus
on her dainty hand
as i held it
better than
i knew my own
with the callous
i held myself in

she knew the effect
her affected disdain
cast upon
the scrambled mass
of insecurities
that made up
the whole
of my shattered psyche


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