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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
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?