…and all the rest

It is with a heavy body 

that I bring this message to you.

It is with a heavy torso 

that I carry

a stillborn 

that comes 

with a promise 

of conversation.

It is with heavy arms that I introduce my smallness.

It is with these heavy legs 

that I show you my agile.


I am in this only because you are in this too,

I am not capable of more than I am equipped,

but do not let my weight fool you into thinking that I am ready for war.

Do not let my weight determine the amount of hurt you think I can endure.

I am soft and pulpous, 

no rock under these bones,

instead

I feed off ash, 

and all I am, 

is capable 

of rising.

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