Summit

You are too heavy for me to carry,
Yet carry you I do.
My arms ache from the strain
Of absence
My leaden heart weighs me down
With its load of love
So I can go nowhere,
Only stand
Rooted at the foot of this mountain
You have placed in my path
And cry.

You are too heavy for me to carry,
Yet carry you I must
Though love weighs too heavy on my mind,
Feet won’t find straight lines
And even breathing seems a struggle.

You are too heavy for me to carry
But carry you I will
Though this mountain seems unassailable.

And for a thousand years I might stand here,
At the foot of your mountain,
Carrying the weight of everything
Until your love can become my axe,
My fixed rope
For climbing to the summit
Where burden becomes
Light as the thinnest of air
I breathe you in and
Find I’ve carried you there.

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