The Weight of Words A poem

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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