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.

“What!?” He shouted
In her general direction.

“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.

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