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Perchance To Forget

2nd Friday Prompt: let it go

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Loosen the grip of those tight fingers, let it go Stop fighting the good fight, let it go Your north star blurs and even douses a-time, let it go The candle flickers and burns out, let it go

The fledgling you saved will not make it, let it go The child you taught hexadecimal will quit math, let it go You will never get that apology, let it go The chameleons around you will never change their color, let it go

The voices you strove to upheld will drown out after all, let it go Pledged friendships will not last, let it go The forever encapsulated in mere hours, let it go Beautiful lives gone like footprints in the sand, let it go

The exhaustion of stampeding relentless continuity, let it go The noose gets tighter around your neck, let it go The water level rises to your ears, let it go Winter arrives too soon, and summer barely registers, let it go

Love withers like frozen leaf stalks, let it go Humanity devolves to its lowest common denominator, let it go When their motivations do not make any sense, let it go The corrupt will win over the untainted, let it go

Loss hangs like a sword over your heart that craves only love, let it go Those that should have stood by you desert you after all, let it go

Let it go, let it all go To sleep, perchance to dream To let go, perchance to forget

Paroma Sen 2023


For this week’s prompt, write about letting go. We all hold on far longer and harder than we wish to, and only at the best of times do we come back to the luxury of perspective, to take a step back and let the universe do its good work. Then we realize how futile it is to hold on, and how much more natural it is to let go.

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Letting Go
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