I let go
of my will, fantasies
of perfection that make
life my enemy. I let go of things
already lost, of water flooding my ship and
of the dead dolphin floating by.
I let go again of my desire
for unauthorized miracles
and accept the gifts I have been given
as a light over the ocean, guiding me,
marking me a ‘someone’ to find.
I let go of old photos and unclear stations
on the radio. I let go and embrace what
is living, knowing this is just fine,
knowing I am always held close
in God’s engaging arms, knowing
I must let go
Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst
First published in “GloMag” July 2017
Published in “AWS Publishing” July 2017
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