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"Your back will hurt less when you strengthen your core,"

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he said, that day in his office.
"Are you doing the core exercises and stretches every day?" 
"Uh, sometimes, but not enough I guess." 
The rest of that day, days after, and today, I can’t stop thinking about the core
—how when I did the stretches and the exercises, more often than not, 
the pain did subside, even a little. 
Then I thought, who I am I, at my core? Really? 
Not who am I pretending to be, but who am I, truly
Glimmers of truth escape, but when they do, I quickly look around, 
grab them up, stuff them back in, all the way through, 
completely, totally. 
I need to stop that though. 
When the core is strong, the pain subsides.
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