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Weight

Weight is felt - is literal.
Weight is the pull of gravity on dense matter,
and it is felt.

But what is this lump that is also felt
       in the heart, as if the organ
       itself has enlarged to pinch
       the airways shut?

Why is it felt this way?  Why does it seem
       to hold to the ground
       more stubbornly?

How does it hurt - physically hurt, like
       the chest cavity has dropped
       its anchor?  How does it pull
       in a downward way?

Is it not weight?  Has the heart not
       grown heavy, though it still weighs
       about a pound, and is roughly the
       size of a fist?

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  1. Date: 11/8/2010 12:42:00 PM
    such a clever right with bright humor on the side! warmest, nette