will you let it go



sometimes I write about myself
in third person
so you will never guess
that it is me
that I went through the fire
and came out charred and worn

it is best that you do not know
how often you come to mind
how well I know you
and talk about you to others
it is best you think
about someone else

don’t take this away from me
this safety of darkness
don’t lose the sense of wonder
they beat out of you, in the days
when you were just at the surface
gasping for air-

13 thoughts on “will you let it go

  1. This is a powerful poem, which derives its strength of feeling from understatement. Here, the less-said, becomes the imagined and imaginative expanding vision that encompasses so much pain. Cheers

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