You can’t carry this weight with me

And you cannot know it


I cannot carry it by myself

I cannot do it alone

But it feels so impossible to share


You can’t know it

You don’t know it

You don’t want to
To feel this violence

To know this hatred

To carry it in my bones

To feel it in my frame
Feel it in the back of my throat

Feel it tearing at my jaw
I cannot bear this load

And I’ve been carrying this yoke for so long

I can’t remember the shape of my spine

I can’t remember it’s curves or ridges

For the life of me, Lord

I cannot remember how I walked before the burden

For the life of me lord I cannot imagine how tall I might walk

How high I might hold my head with this weight unbridled from my back



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