271 – Ballast

He grunted
And groaned
With each step.

The weight
Of their eyes
Loaded heavily
On his shoulders.

He strained
To move One feet,
Then the other.

Just run,
Just keep going.

If he stopped
He would never
Get up.

“Fuck that shit,
Just fly!”

Came her voice,
Bright and sharp
Like a the smile
Of a knife.


He shouted
In her general

“You know how to fly.”

“I forgot…”

He blushed.
The weight
Suddenly gone.

“You’re legit, dummy.
No impostors here…”

She said ,
Gently  untangling
His wings.