Weight

How light is your soul?
Should it escape
the grasp
of your mortal being,
would it float
upward
like a balloon, slipped
from a child’s grip,
or sink
as a stone
skipped across a pond
and run out
of momentum?
How to mend
the too heavy soul?
Will saying a prayer
or two
do the trick,
or committing
good deeds,
alms for the poor, homes
for the homeless?
Is there a
soul diet to shed
the excess baggage
that weights you down,
or like extra inches
around your waist,
once acquired,
are there to stay?

© 2015 DM Shepherd

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