Monthly Archives: April 2018

fact checking

. people want each other but they don’t need each other
. the air is so fresh here
. biking is cheaper than therapy
. none of my plants ever died on my watch
. teaching someone english is not the same as teaching them how to love
. people who never listen to your concerns don’t respect you
. tattoos are personal so the only opinion that matters is your own
. dog hair is basically a condiment
. making ends meet shouldn’t mean ending your personal life
. drink more water. always more.
. the world is waiting for exploration, it’s ok if you can’t afford it right now
. pain is the loudest voice
. if you smile, i’ll smile
. i may never be a writer but i will always write
. even family has vested interests, it’s ok to say no
. tineye
. only children are adults at birth. i am harder to love because i embrace the loneliness
. i am still trying to figure out what it means to be métis

M.

weight

i can feel my heart pounding in my ears
it is not fear
it is just the weight
just
that i carry around, three times the average
gravitational pull
i am quick
i am fluent
but i am heavy
it is a burden
shared by my relations
(they like to remind me)
that someone prettier
skinnier
has it all, and then some
words stick to me like tape                    even if only said once
and i struggle to peel them off
to not repurpose the tape for their mouths
i am quick
i am fluent
but I am heavy
the weight of your resistance
is more than my legs can carry

M.