26 November 2012

Grasping the Cliff

November PAD Challenge, Day 20.  Prompt:  Write a "letting go" poem.

you grasp the cliff with grace....
but will let go, in the end.
we all do....so
no shame in that

falling, perhaps, to a 
more comfortable place (you 
never know, really)

lodged in some crevasse
containing all those earlier losses--
the slow unfolding of a first love,
the origami squares smoothed out,
blank, waiting for your writing, better, truer, now.

the old hunger, too, to throw
coals upon the fire, to hammer
out steel for a new pen,
thick ink lines plowing through white

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