I Release You

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic


To celebrate and accept yourself, to overcome an existential crisis

Submitted: July 31, 2018

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I release you, body of mine

I’ve burst my own bounds

And left my old vessel

I shed you, shaken tattered snake skin

I’ve renewed myself

From my heels to my head.

 

I release you, arm of heaven

I release you, leg of hell

May all the celestial bodies tumble down

Into a chasm of stars,

Stars that multiply by the second

Stars that engorge themselves on each other

I release you, night sky that is tangled up in itself

 

I release you

I release you

I release you

 

I release you, hot metal fume of space

Wherein dark thoughts fester

And grow of their own accord

I release you from the inside

Of my burgeoning cranium

 

I release you, my own putrefied limb

You that would be toxify

You that would rot

You that would poison me

I release you

 

I release you, liquid dawn

New day that oozes over the crust of the earth

Let the earth turn, and turn, and turn

Let the planets spin in their courses

Let the breathe of solar heat touch what it may

I release you, fate

I know I have no control.

 

I release you

I release you

I release you

 

I release you, deep ponderous thoughts

You will roll over yourselves

And roll into oblivion

Noticed by no one.

 

I am not afraid to be a woman

I am not afraid to be full of blood

I am not afraid to be full of life

I am not afraid of my liver, my stomach, my hands

I am not afraid of my bones, my tongue, my gut

I am not afraid.

 

But come here, all my parts and pieces

We are so much more than the sum of our whole.


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