ritual for letting go

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November 18, 2023
ritual for letting go by reckerson
Featured by Barosus
Suggested by RetroDelight
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I let go of you today

our memories in the form of seeds

I gave them to the birds at the lake

to nourish them

like they once nourished me.

I tossed handfuls to the magpies

who perched in the trees

waiting for me to walk away

- and I did.

I gave some to the swan

like the one that we fed

back in Iceland.

The gulls came and called

for the others.

Ducks swam over and

quacked happily.

A hooded crow joined and

stared at me. I had

no more food left

to give, but

he found some I had tossed on the ground.

They´re still eating, those birds.

Picking up the remnants of what I held onto.

They will carry our memories

far away from here,

and I will sit near the

still water.

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barefootliam's avatar

refleCongratulations on your DD. One of the last Barosus published, appropriately in a way. I think he’d have enjoyed the irony. If it reflects a loss in your own life, keep some of the best of the seeds in a box in your heart, and perhaps in time they will grow into a source of comfort.