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  • Gary Hunter

Gravity Always Wins - March 4, 2023

every evening every body

in their dog sprawl on the sofa

slips deeper into the cushions

nothing left to brace

the jumble of limbs

in this surrender to fatigue

for at the end of every day

gravity wins the quiet battle

all resistance crushed

its victims laid to rest

arms and legs buried

under sheet and blankets

and while the body

is as good as dead

our other life takes flight

dreams launch us running

through the dimmer light

of a slightly warped universe

there we wear emotions

like over-sized boots

that slow us trip us

so unpleasant with heaviness

which makes losing

the battle of gravity

not seem so bad at all


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