Tagged: craft

if you take everything

if you take everything
you know about moving
under this much
weight –
day after day
night after night –
cut it up and mix it well
with tears and
more, even more heaviness

and if you can
hold it together
just long enough
for the pain
to dry, still
so slowly

you might emerge
solid, intricate,
and surprisingly
lightweight, on an
unmarked, papier-mâché
morning, ready
to be painted,
even decorated