Receiving end

Its not easy to get out from under the weight
Of being a persistent recipient.
Where no one expects anything of you
And that compounds until you don’t either.
Making passivity a part of your identity
As though all you have capacity for
Is to eat what others have produced.
Generosity is not for the rich
Nor love for the lovely
And showing up for others is not only reserved only
For the good times.
We can do more than “get” things out of this life,
We can give too.

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