I took some of your burden.
To create a space to place myself.
To create a space for me to breathe
To place my late night fears
But you overflowed
I couldn’t keep up
Fair exchange is no robbery
But this wasn’t fair.
There was no exchange.
I carried yours, theirs, hers, his and mine
I toppled and balanced everyone but me.
I stumbled and still held tight to yours, theirs, hers and his
But the price of exchanging mine was too high
Robbed of relief