that’s what I am
I give and give yet receive nothing
whether it’s giving my body to my mother
giving my heart to my partner
giving my mind to my job
i give until there is nothing left of me
i am left with nothing
and those I had given to
see the flaws of my gifts
see them as thrift instead of gold
is who I am cheap to you?
i am leslie king!
but what weight does that name carry
besides the weight of my body my mother said I had too much of
the weight of my heart when he made it heavy
the weight of my brain when work became too much
i give and give
but when will I receive?