hope is a heavy burden

you were yearning to feel the dust

of the stars

frosting your fingertips.

faced with its infinite beauty

the darkness didn’t feel so lonely.

 

running your hand through the thin blades of grass

your palm in contact with their dewiness

the greenness

a moment of calm

in the push and pull of everyday life;

hope is a heavy burden.

 

you stretch out your legs,

back resting on the trunk of a towering gum tree

its leaves honouring you with their shade

away from the stark purity of the sunshine.

just a few minutes,

you tell yourself.

 

you count your breaths

inhale.

one

two

three

four

five

six

seven

exhale

one

two

three

four

five

repeat.

repeat.

hope is a heavy burden.

you wonder if

this is how your life

will stay.

finding small pockets in time

to breathe

because

the stresses of life

are slowly getting too much for you.

 

 

 

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