Let Them Become Invisible

February 19, 2012

Letting Go of What Cannot be Held Back
by Bill Holm, from Playing the Black Piano

[listen]

Let go of the dead now.
The rope in the water,
the cleat on the cliff,
do them no good anymore.
Let them fall, sink, go away,
become invisible as they tried
so hard to do in their own dying.
We needed to bother them
with what we called help.
We were the needy ones.
The dying do their own work with
tidiness, just the right speed,
sometimes even a little
satisfaction. So quiet down.
Let them go. Practice
your own song. Now.

[Thanks, Kit!]

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