IMG_1248.JPGGet rid of it
before you need to
not the day of travel
or when packing you run out of space
but before it clutters up the truth
all those things you thought you needed
need you more
their memories are chains around your neck
not swans
gliding like icing on cold water
get rid of stuff
it’s not precious
it builds up
until we cannot see beyond
close the door
start over
loose your wings
into willing air
lift up, let go
be gone
from the suffrage
of invisible bonds

0 Replies to “Rise”

  1. I have an affinity for books. Please don’t throw them away. I’ll take them. I love books and love reading them.
    There’s a lot of truth that does surround us with memories and yes, books do consume us whether good or bad.
    Such a beautiful poem sis. 🙂 one of my favorite poems by you. 🙂

    1. I won’t throw away books ever, but give away definitely. I believe in passing things along 😉 but throwing things away? that’s absurd when so many could need or use them xo

  2. I felt like you were trying to tell me something. I know I need to downsize before I move this summer. My bookshelf is filled beyond capacity but I can’t seem to part from the very things that made me feel connected with the world. I love books, but I have a serious collection problem. Lol.

    1. 🙂 There is nothing wrong with loving things especially books. I don’t give all my books away, clutter usually refers to things you do not love, but you may covet. As so few read, I would never disqualify the value of books in all their forms xo

        1. I too have lost many years in much the same way. Why assume it’s your fault? Because someone at some point told you so? Or because you truly know it to be? I would ask that question first, as we can often assume it to be our fault when it may have nothing or little to do with us despite our being invested. What else did a person need? Good question! If you figure it out let me know! But know this .. being loved or not is no reflection on YOU it is simply a constellation and who is to say when it will occur?

  3. I’ve been decluttering for years – out one door, in the other. And our bookshelves are once again overflowing so time for another donation round. I have yet to learn the art of not keeping stuff ‘in case’ Or maybe I just need to downsize my home 🙂

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