Tagged: letting go

in the unseen space

in the unseen space
of two weeks – small victories,
joyous letting goes


there is as much

there is as much
for holding on
as there is for
letting go. one
being more
visible than the
other, we
keep choosing
to go all in

it is stated in countless

it is stated in countless
handbooks and hazard
identification trainings
that whenever a dust
layer of as little as one-
thirty-second of an
inch accumulates,
immediate cleaning is
warranted to prevent
combustion. i had often
thought that somehow, this
pain would be
useful, drawing close
each layer like a
comforter, a coat,
an armor, a potential,
not knowing enough
about chemistry
and vents
and letting go

i know, and now you

i know, and now you
know, how this will go –
there will be
one week when i will
be indecisive about emptying
the wicker trash bin in the
bedroom, months when i
will avoid vacuuming
one or two corners of the
apartment for fear of
erasing you, a year or
five may go by before i
walk down that street
or head to the cloisters
again, and still, there
will be pockets within
, here and there,
when i will, without so
many words, bump into
the feeling the last time…
was with you
over and
over, until you become
like a fragrance from
lifetimes before

friday night, knowing

this is just to say,

this is just to say,
if we want to, we can time
it right each day, so

that when we reach the river,
we can let go of it all

there is an ease to