Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Let go

When you're going down
into the depths,
there's only so long
you can hold on;
at some point
you'll find yourself giving up
and jumping into it.

And here's the good news:
Once you stop holding on
you'll find that all those tears
buoy you up --
rather like the Dead Sea:
the salt content
makes it impossible
to sink.
So release:
One hand,
one foot,
now swing out into trust -- and just...
let go!

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Maureen said...

This one seems to have a different tone from some others; it's written in a more free-feeling voice, as if you've let go yourself of something that once was heavy on your mind or holding you back.

The ladder adds an interesting perspective.

M.L. Gallagher said...

I love the imagery of my tears bouying me up!