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POEM: handstands

handstands

you both spend so much time upside-down
doesn’t the blood rush to your heads?
do you think of gravity as a force pulling
            upwards?
every therapist talks about balance
if I could get my body to float above my wrists
I feel like I’d be most of the way there

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4 April 2021
Auburn, Alabama
for Melinda and Andrew

Published in My poems NaPoWriMo2021 Poetry

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