Letting Go: A Poem

by Alexandra Carmichael

I wrote this poem in May 2009.


green stranglings cough tables into crushing oblivion
hearts crushed bodies weak souls beyond crying

light calls
so faintly


ears strain flowers fly swirls streak flamingly

abyss yourself or climb to paradise
actually just let go and fall to paradise

let go

loose free-fall ahhh spinning stop! no, go screams chaos filmy grime chest caving
trees creep silently through veins of cash
bags there just open eyes to see them, love there too

what? the blind can see the wise one says no and yes as the river flows
there is no thing.

don’t block the flow
get out of the way
let the river go
you were never in control