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A book of poetry inspired by the images of Maggie Stiefvater's 'Raven's Prophecy Tarot'.
#989022 added July 24, 2020 at 9:43am
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Weighed Down
Weighed Down

I've come so far,
pushed the boundaries
to the limit
and now I'm so tired...
so damn tired...
All I want to do
is shut my eyes,
abandon this as a kind of madness
and let it go.
There's a stubbornness in me
that yells at me
that I cannot quit
although honestly
I'd far rather that this
be the end of it.
I sit on the ground,
let my shoulders slump
and my head hang down
and maybe I'd have stayed there
if it had not been
for that snorting breath
coming from somewhere not so far
in front of me.
My eyes,
I prise them open
and there he stands;
this stag lit up with antlers sparking
with energy
and enthusiasm
and he blinks at me a promise
that if I get back up
on my own two feet
he'll help me see it through.

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