Weighty Shame

This week’s Sunday writing prompt from MLMM is “light,” and several expressions about light are provided as examples. I didn’t use this exact phrase but was inspired especially by, Thankfully they were light enough to rescue.”  I wrote a tanka and then a shadorma.

Traveling farther:
Not light enough to carry
Where I wish to go —
Heaviness of shame in heart
Holds down spirit’s liberty

Traveling
Far enough away —
Some baggage
Must be left,
Not light enough to carry:
All the buried shame

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