beauty travels lightly

beauty travels lightly
so the wind can carry it where it needs to go
these chains that we bind ourselves in
to keep us protected
to keep us anchored
will weigh us down in the end
and we’ll wonder
why we can’t meet the arms of a lover
hovering above us
close enough that their tears collect on our skin like dew
dried up by the time we awake
into a world in which gravity fails to live up to its own expectations

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