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Original artwork by Lisa Widdess

the weight of the wrists


jamilla vandyke-bailey
Featured • Poetry

you are alive and have weight

and you are here, so feel the floor

how the force of linoleum pushes up

as the worn-down soles shove down.

 

this is it. gravity and physics and reality. 

 

and you are gravity and physics and reality. 

 

and isn’t this beautiful? and frightening?

this beatbeatbeating beneath your wrists;

it’s delicate and wild and turbulent and here.

 

and so are you and so are you and so are you

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