Burdens - Poem by MacGregor Tagliaferro
Inside the house; a man, restless in bed beside a woman
he just met. She dozes, he lies there listening, eyes wide
shut in the dark, no doubt hearing Her calling. He looks
weary with all the burdens he has to carry, or rather, from
the burdens he has created for himself; like the memories
from the trail of broken hearts, the regrets from the choices
made, for love left behind, for being one of the unforgiven
religion. His thoughts fill with shadows gathered from his
past pursuits of fleeting pleasures. Above him, the what ifs,
sighs, and questions; suspended, while off in the mountain
night, deep in silence, She awaits there with Her power that
moves through the world and makes his hair stand on end.
She is there, knowing the air will soon fill with snowflakes
and knowing the answers yet keeping them to Herself until......
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