Dear Heart

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O heart, dear heart,
Why are you drunk
on grief?
Were you not meant
to drink it like water?

O heart, dear heart,
Why are you heavy
and still?
Were you not meant
to trudge on?

O heart, dear heart,
Why do you weep?
Were you not made
for life?

O heart, dear heart,
Why are you overwhelmed 
and paralyzed?
Were you not built
to carry
the weight of the living
and the dead?