handling it

I long to walk away for a while
and free myself of you
But I recently learned
about the unique nature
of a non Newtonian liquid
How the only way to hold it
is to constantly keep grasping at it
handling it, shaping it, 
If you relax for a second
to get a good look,
to judge its weight and mass
or just appreciate its form
It will slip through your fingers
and spill everywhere
leaving a mess
that cannot be wiped
or soaked up
like other spills
But will require frantic handling
to force it into a form
that can be swept up again

So I keep juggling you
teasing you, groping you
but won’t dare put you down
and step back
for fear I’ll never
be able to hold you whole again


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