Gravity by Chris Butler

Why does everything
have to be so heavy?

Why can’t float to
a cloudy heaven?

Why does the boulder
chain my weight
down to the ground,
when I could fly
with the blue birds?

Why must I sink
in quick sand
on planet earth?

Why can’t I rise
to another
far away
from here?

Chris Butler
Chris Butler is a starving artist. He is the co-editor of The Beatnik Cowboy. His most recent poetry collection, “Bummer” was published by Scars Publications. This photo is the property of Allison Blanchard, used with her permission.

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