This weeks topic over at Poetry Jam is about letting go. After thinking about this for a couple of days I wanted to talk about acceptance and the ease or difficulty in that depending on what it is you are letting go of and how much you have to let go of at one time. Letting one balloon rise up into the sky is very different from letting a whole bunch of them go, after all you can give one balloon all of your attention.
I ended up in a school assembly today (as part of my job) and found myself listening to a talk on mindful meditation (I try my best to do mindful breathing). It was like that little reminder knock first thing in the morning whilst I’m still in bed, except this was a couple of speakers mid afternoon in inner city London, reminding me to embrace letting go of my anxiety and worries through meditation.
I hope you enjoy my little contribution to this topic, enjoy:
Watching as the red of the balloon slips behind the tree and towards sun,
listening to the crashing of the glass as it smashes to the floor.
Feeling her clammy fingertips pull away from mine,
seeing his wicker casket disappear behind the curtain.
Tasting the final tang of delight on the tip of a tongue,
hearing the start of the last song that coloured the best night of their lives.
Meditating on the thoughts that cause such worry,
exhaling as they float away on a breath as though never there at all.
© LE Purse