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Tiny Heavy Things

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By R.C. TaylorPublished 6 months ago Updated 6 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - November 2023
Tiny Heavy Things
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do you ever think back to the days

when we were just guppy souls

swimming in a fishbowl,

minds tapping on curiosity glass

back when curfew was lightning bugs

and happiness was panting lungs

and burning muscles falling back breathless

against cool grass that told us it was time to

watch precipitation animals cloud dance

across the cerulean sky while we caught our breath?

barefoot, splashing, do you remember baptizing

each other in the river before we cared about religion,

before believing in a god that we would

eventually lose faith in or cling desperately to like

Mama’s tweed jacket in a fast paced crowd?

do you remember the first time someone

let you down?

do you ever think back to being a stone whom

the river flowed around all wu wei sound

or drowned to sediment because even

mindfulness paid no mind to you?

do you remember being a tiny, heavy thing


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About the Creator

R.C. Taylor

I write to invoke, to process, to honor, to resurrect, and—sometimes—to grieve but, above all, I write to be free.

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  • Flamance @ lit.about a month ago

    Great job congratulations

  • J. Delaney-Howe4 months ago

    I got a sense of nostalgia reading this. Great work!

  • Oneg In The Arctic4 months ago

    What a simple pleasure, to be a tiny heavy thing. To be a raindrop or a rock, or even a shell home to a snail. Really enjoyed this poem 💜

  • Andrea Corwin 6 months ago

    This is really nice, I loved it! Congrats.

  • Grz Colm6 months ago

    Evocative writing! Brilliant work & congrats on your top story too! ☺️👏👏

  • Tressa Rose6 months ago

    Wow this was really impressive, great job!

  • Paul Stewart6 months ago

    Oh wowser. This is stunning. You have done a really very clever piece of artistic but also beautiful poetry, right here. Amazing and well-deserved of Top Story! Congrats!

  • The Dani Writer6 months ago

    Yes, I sooooo do!!! Truly grateful that you put this down in such emotive detailed descriptive word-wizardry. I will sincerely remember this poem for the rest of life and beyond 💓

  • Dana Crandell6 months ago

    That went through a range of emotions quickly and beautifully! Well done, and congratulations!

  • Gerald Holmes6 months ago

    This is beautifully done and very deserving of Top Story.

  • Judey Kalchik 6 months ago

    Good gravy- this is just gorgeous. It swirled from carefree to that leaden let down. And I loved 'guppy souls"

  • Real Poetic6 months ago


  • Whoaaaa, this was so stunning and relatable! Loved your poem!

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