Inheritance

Leave your heart there

where you found it

not on your sleeve

You wear your skin more proudly 

a bronzed medal 

but your place is not 3 of 3

You 

inhabit what is beyond the numbers that rule this life

You 

are not the sum of interchangeable,

indiscernible, parts 

You 

were born whole 

Flesh 

that rises to your excitement 

Falls 

easily into the embraces of another 

Breaks

on impact 

 

How can you contain an immeasurable force?

 

There are no borders to the kindness you can speak into existence

No limit to the love you are capable of placing into the hands of those around you 

 

The kind of love you came from 

born of innocence

carried in gold lockets afforded by a child's allowance 

Do not forget 

it was by some magic that your house was built

A foundation of promises

doors that let light in, windows with a view

keep them open 

make a home with these things in every place you ever go 

become smaller with each piece you leave

because although 

You 

are *vincible*

there are things that are worth being conquered by.


 
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Alyssa is a blogger and poet from Corona, California.