back pains

my back hurts
though the bones in my back
ain’t jelly
they ache
from holding shit down
holding people up
my spine don’t curve
but it bends
i pick up
lift up
hold up
sit up
when i feel like lying down
when i feel like slouching
i straighten my back
chest out
proud to be strong
and when no one’s looking
i lay down my bones
wanting a rub down
soft trails leading to a weary head
applied pressure
to relieve pressure
pressing on points
to relax the pain
if done right…
you can hear my heart
if REALLY right…
other things may part
my back hurts
i’ll just pop a few chill pills
and get back to the business of holding shit down