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  • Diana Joy

Lead Apron

For your protection


yet flexible

it wraps



part of your body

movement is still


but requires more effort

the cashier at the grocery store

and the teller at the bank

can’t see it

How are you? they say

I’m fine, you say

but you’re not

you are being crushed

by the lost weight

of your loved one

and you will never

be the same again

Lead can kill you

#NaPoWriMo #day18 #elegy #poetry

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