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The Weight of Words

Author/illustrator of Whispers of the Goddess & The Quit Smoking Express. Graduate of the Long Ridge Writing Group & Institute for Writers


There are decades
of little things
like beads of mercury
toward the earth
they are supplements
for nothing

Opaque mirror droplets
of unseen potential
only accessible
in the Otherworld
the Afterlife
the Great Abyss
a portal found only once

Rows of wheat and
rays of sun
not begotten
an unemployable madness
a shattered version
of Forever

What persists beyond
jealous illusion?
unable to forgive and forget
and release
the weight of words

© 2021 Carole Anzolletti

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