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A (story) poem about letting things go in life for their own benefit. Thank you for reading. <3 (Sorry for posting twice today!)

night journeys

At night,

At night, the children fish

At night, the children fish out of a heavy lake,

At night, the children fish out of a heavy lake, sinking past the fallen sun,

At night, the children fish out of a heavy lake, sinking past the fallen sun, their treasure flailing

At night, the children fish out of a heavy lake, sinking past the fallen sun, their treasure flailing and gasping for escape.

They pick at the scales,

They pick at the scales, dig their nails deep,

They pick at the scales, dig their nails deep, run home with limbs tumbling,

They pick at the scales, dig their nails deep, run home with limbs tumbling, only taking a breath

They pick at the scales, dig their nails deep, run home with limbs tumbling, only taking a breath once their front door is in sight.

Their mother turns to her fireplace,

Their mother turns to her fireplace, the cooking pot on its last legs,

Their mother turns to her fireplace, the cooking pot on its last legs, the rust gathering in a pile,

muses under her own breath.

She teaches that sometimes,

She teaches that sometimes, it is best to let go

She teaches that sometimes, it is best to let go when you feel life beating against your cheek,

pressed to its rising torso.

pressed to its rising torso. The fish will be there,

pressed to its rising torso. The fish will be there, part of something larger

pressed to its rising torso. The fish will be there, part of something larger than this.

Not every treasure will swim brighter

Not every treasure will swim brighter in your hands.

(i.n.)

sorry about posting twice today, having a bad day and it feels good to write :P thank you for reading <3

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