The Letting Go (a five-part poem)
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The Letting Go
Blast your devil’s heart,
make it into paper confetti,
take it into outer space
and leave it there.
You stood on my shoes as I was
wearing them, dug your heels in
and spat in my eyes.
Cruel corpse rising from a muddy grave,
you are weak and monstrous, always claiming
to be the victim of someone else’s scheme.
You are madness, the sharp ridged knife
of madness flaying in chaotic whiplash
at the sky, the birds, and all manner of trees.
Take back your darkness, swallow it whole,
let it stew in your innards, ruminate, reuniting
with the depravity already there.
You will never lie to me again,
pretending you wanted love when all you wanted
was to spread your malignancy, vengeance
for an imagined wrong, to give a landing slap
with the full force of…
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