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  • Gary Hunter

The Bend in our Back - Sept. 20, 2020

love given

or received

with a few words

or a single kind deed

for the briefest moment

lifts something off our shoulders

we are all born weightless

but most experience carries

with it the heft of memories

that accumulate over time

and by a gravity that belongs

to all things unseen

becomes the bend in our backs

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