The Ring

It must have been heavier than I thought.

Stepped on the scale this morning
and noticed I’d reached my goal.

Could it have been so weighty as
to make all the difference?

My heart’s still heavy; my muscles ache.
Should my shoulders feel lighter?

My legs are antsy and restless but
my feet aren’t moving any faster.

There’s a lightness in my hand, though.
Just a trace of an outline of all that has been.

No sound as I tap it on the table,
nothing there to twist round.

Just the thoughts in my head
That won’t let me rest.

One Comment Add yours

  1. this feels heavy and sad, I can feel the pain. nice poem very expressive.

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