The scales would
be overloaded
to account for
all the weight
our hearts carry.

© Sarah Doughty


28 thoughts on “Scales

  1. This is lovely and reminds me of the line ‘that my heart no longer feels, the great weight of ordeals, that can make this life so unkind,’ from Shape of my Heart by Noah and the Whale. That whole album has the heart motif running though it.

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  2. Sarah I too loved this – I felt it was so apropos for that heaviness we may at times feel in our hearts, and I loved how you used a scale both physically and metaphorically it worked so well – you know how to write a lot in a small amount and that’s a real art. xo

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  3. Gosh Sarah, this really touched me. I think it’s because I am a bit emotional today. It has been raining since I awakened and whenI went to sleep last night, it was the same. This is beautifully sad, yet so incredibly well-written.

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