The Heart’s Balance

by Carolin Messier

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It seems an impossibility
to hold such opposite things
of equal weight as:
grieving deeply and being in love
loss and hope
pain and gratitude
anger and affection;
but is it not
their equal weights
and their oppositeness
which creates the balance,
each one of us our own fulcrum,
that keeps the scales from tipping
to lunacy or despair?