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Potential

By LaraMei, Commack, NY

In physics we learn that an object with
Zero potential energy can still lose
Energy because zero is relative,
Which is why when you told me:
“You have to be selfish and think of
Yourself.
You can’t keep giving away pieces of
Your heart or else you will be left with
Nothing,”
I laughed. Because nothing seemed
Infinitely better than everything
I felt in that moment.
Nothing meant not having to feel the
Weight of the world leave its imprint on
My shoulders because I was too
Weak to set it down. After
Falling
From the edge, after
Drowning
In the sea, after being
Beaten
Down into the ground,
No.
Zero didn’t seem that bad.



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