Tuesday, July 20, 2010

5-Minute Poetry at Almost Midnight


Sometimes I feel heavy.
A heavy heavy that is different from the heavy I feel
when I eat too many chips with salsa
before my two tacos
and refried beans
and guacamole
and a few bites of my kid's quesadilla,
making the walk to the car from the Mexican restaurant
a series of remorseful, thick steps.
The heavy I mean is the kind of heavy
that wraps around my heart,
sinking it down into my gut
like a rusty anchor.
It pulls down my shoulders, my chin,
the corners of my mouth,
and leaks the inside out in tiny, teary streams.
Sometimes I feel heavy
because I am cruel.
Sometimes I feel heavy
because life is cruel.
And sometimes I feel heavy
because someone else is feeling heavy too.
Heaviness is contagious that way.


Alison said...

Love the picture and the poem. It is contagious and it made me feel that feeling. I am sorry you and someone you know is feeling that way. Hang in there and remember people love both of you.

Christy said...

Loved this poem! It is so beautifully written. The photo with the gigantic chain is stunning.

Soul-Fusion said...

beautiful, you captured perfectly how I was feeling last night.

Jesse C said...


Becky said...

I love it! Beautiful poetry. It's amazing how what someone is going through affects you so much. Hope things get better soon so your heart can feel light again.

Leslie said...


Omgirl said...

Wow. Deep thoughts. But I love how you still managed to talk about burritos despite your heavy heart. Love that!

MiaKatia said...

I don't like heavy, either from burritos or sadness. But it happens doesn't it? I hope you and the one you love had a much lighter day.

kami @ no biggie said...

life can be so cruel. I hope it soon feels a bit lighter.

ps. I fixed the typo that drove me nuts.

Angie said...

Gorgeous poem.

I hope you don't feel heavy today :).

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