Not all wounds are on the outside, or just beneath the surface.
Occupying a space, clotting, pustulent, red, angry.
Easily visualized, palpable, resectable.
Sometimes wounds lie deeper;
difficult to convey, without a physical form, yet ripening;
silent, crippling without warning, lethal.
For these wounds, attentive listening, unconditional regard, and reassurance are bandages.