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The Wandering Poet

It Isn’t Easy Going On

a poem

Photo by Jan Tinneberg on Unsplash

after Krystal Sutherland’s Our Chemical Hearts

The universe absolves the grief we hold
as leaden anchors tightly to our chests.
In tiny currents, atoms, ever bold,
will grind the stones we’ve sown into our vests
and let us float away. Forgiveness comes
to lift the heavy judgment from our heads,
undeeming dooms we spoke with lips so…

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Zach J. Payne

Zach J. Payne

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.

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