Strong Paper

I write because light paper can carry things

Things that are too heavy 

What am supposed to do when I don’t have my journal

Am I meant to feel things?

Ask whether it will be ok?

It shouldn’t be my job alone to do this

This paper should help me

That is why it is here

When life is hard

When life is anything but good or mundane

When it is all too heavy for my body

For my heart

For my brain

The paper

So lightweight

Comes without the fear of cracking

S. S. Stories


17 years old

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