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I got damaged by photographs

By 

Peter Machen

I got damaged by photographs
got fractured by songs
diminished by cinema
and broken by books and hearts.
But in all these things,
pain is growth, growth is love
and we are smitten and shrunken small
so that we may grow to be giants in our own lives.

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Which of the following is true of you?

I got punctured by poetry and stories

I got punctured by poetry and stories

I got curb stomped by children's books

I got curb stomped by children's books

I got broken by books and hearts

I got broken by books and hearts

I got annihilated in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

I got annihilated in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

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February 22, 2017

I got damaged by photographs was written by Peter Machen. He is a writer and artist who currently resides in Berlin. I highly recommend reading his incredible interview with Patti Smith for Salon.

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