Sunday, February 20, 2011

haiku retrospective xxxvi

so many goodbyes
in a lifetime. all the deaths
we are called to mourn.

grief takes no bargains.
inanna, at heaven's gates,
surrenders her self.

to satisfy grief,
one must let the loved one go --
no holds barred.

after the fire,
each possession requires
its own goodbye.

let go, let go,
let all the energy go.
time to say goodbye.

don't look back, hold on,
try to keep things the same.
change is touching.

take it out to sea.
my grief is hurting me.
i release it all.

i am free.

9 March 1999

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