The Weight of Words

The weight of words is measured
not by their size
nor by their meaning

The weight of words is a measure
of where you have traveled with them
of the expanse of imagination
of how you’ve made love to them
of the texture of skin and synapse

The weight of words cannot be gauged
by hand or instrument
It is history, it is hope
It is memory, it is mind

This is why words can be weighed
in outer space
and out of time

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Image credit: Janeke88 (source)

Father, son, husband, friend and writer by day; asleep by night. Happily pondering the immortality of the crab wherever words are shared.

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