• TmP T. Riley


That’s how much the nurse says I weigh...

When I step on scales I’m pretty sure it weighs me wrong. They forgot to add 10 lbs for my daily struggle with mental health. An extra 15 lbs for other people’s bull shit. Give me another 10 for being a single mother.

And how did she forget to measure the weight of the world that rests upon my shoulders?

See, it’s not just this body that’s heavy... it’s my spirit. My spirit is heavy like anchors that sink in oceans, heavy like birds who’s wings cannot lift them to fly... heavy like my head in my chest, my heart in my stomach, or my thoughts in my feet. Lose weight and you will feel better, you will move quicker; sleep better and extend your life.

Does the same apply to all of the above?


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