For a friend

I imagine your feet hurt,
from walking;
your back aches,
from carrying;
your hands hurt,
from holding on.
I imagine it’s hard work
to hold it all together –
all the everything
of one life entire.
Just know that
I am walking.
(Like you, I need new shoes.)
I am carrying.
(Let me know if I can carry you.)
I am holding on.
(Let me know if I should hold on to you.)

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