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On the Coals of Grief




It’s not that the bare feet
wanted to walk on coals.
They didn’t. They wanted
to walk on a beach
where the clear water
would rush up
and cool them
whenever the ground
got too hot.
The bare feet feel heavy.
They want to sink
into the sand
and stay there.
But coals it is.
No use asking why.
The question is
how to walk the walk
they’ve been given,
because today,
getting stuck hurts.
It’s all up to you.
the coals seem to say.
If you sink in here
you will burn
so dance light,
be light.

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