I Am Getting Better At Letting Things Die

Aily Torres
Aily Torres

I am getting better
at letting things die.

Every 3 months I take the belongings out from under my bed
and I stuff them into garbage bags,
leave them by curbsides
leave them to decay and get carried away,
It is a ritual I do to remind myself
that you don’t miss the garbage once it’s gone,
that you do not have to hold onto scraps and old, shrivelled memories;
you can leave them out to get carried away and love the
blank, clean spaces they have left behind instead.

I am getting better
at letting people go

And so every 2 weeks I go through my telephone
I backspace numbers
and delete old messages,
I refuse to give my mind
a space to linger in the places where love no longer lives,
It is a ritual I do to remind myself
that there will always be new numbers to add and new messages
to pour over and keep.

I am getting better
at letting things flow

But every week or so I still pull up a blank email template,
enter your address and stare at the cursor
wondering what I could possibly have left to say,
before closing the screen out and walking away,
It is a ritual I do to remind myself
that it’s okay to have let people matter
And that sometimes those memories just need to collect in the space beneath the bedsheets
for a while
before I’m ready to take them outside

And fall in love with the clean, blank spaces
that you, too, left behind. TC mark

This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather

Let go now

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  • http://moderndiversity.wordpress.com shewritesfire

    I love this!!! Thanks for your words.

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  • mixxcia

    Beautiful! I know the feeling.
    Onward and upward… I am loving my own blank spaces more than ever right now.
    Thank u for sharing :)

  • http://awriterscauldron.wordpress.com awriterscauldron

    So beautiful! It really is important to let go sometimes but some things teach way more than we expected them to and we must not forget those people, things and the lessons they taught us so quickly. Some things are unforgettable.. Like this poem.. Loved it! <3

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    Thank you so much for writing this piece

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    This is such an amazing piece of writing! Learning to let go is truly a difficult task but we must do it in order to progress.

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