The strings that attach me
To this world
Ground me
Yes they sometimes
Keep me from flying
But they also
Keep me from falling
Into myself
A web
I cannot detach
So easily
Selfishly
The strings that tie me
To my obligations
When they get too heavy
I reassess
But the strings that tie me
To my family
To humanity
That make me care
About your day
That make me feed you
These strings
That cross long distances
That pull on my heart
Telling me I love you
One string can pull me down
But interwoven
Tie me to this world

(2015)

Proverbs 18:1

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