Weight of the world


The weight of every pebble tossed
is feet dragging through tough-rooted stalks
clouds on my shoulders

shadows lie beneath each stone
wheeling bird wings
in the depths of drought fissures

and the sharp breeze blows cold
barbed as a bramble cane
where the last fruits rot.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

10 thoughts on “Weight of the world”

      1. We’re having some much needed rain now, but it’s been hazy because of the smoke blown across the country from the West Coast. No moon tonight!

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