The Gift of Burden

Let's remove this silver
spine symbolizing captive;
return body to softness.

In my house, I gave you gifts
others see as tragic: 

a human heart, its dense

walls and strange measures,
careful instructions on how

to betray yourself.

A new creature whose

only life was dream and fire
thinking beyond appetite

to love, to wake smiling,

the ability to recognize
the terrible, anonymous
reflection of existence

in a small star.

1 comment:

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

somewhat existential and attractive write