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When they weigh my heart
and chart it, when they fill in
the number of grams and add it
to the long inventory of parts–
the kidneys, the liver, the missing
wisdom teeth–alongside the report
of the aorta’s appearance and the progression
of plaque, there will be no accounting
of the levity that came from loving,
nor the burden of what was lost, weightless
as the color blue, weightless as
the scent of lilies, weightless
as your smile.

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