it needs to be done

i do not know the particular stone

you’ve been holding in your palm

and shifting from hand to hand,

but i do know

you need to let it go.

i do not know the pain or the sting

that you let saturate your breath and your doings

as you move through your day,

but i do know

you need to let it go.

i do not know the fear

you’ve been allowing to sit sneakily in your system

and scream out at the exact moment you need Courage the most,

but i do know

you need to let it go.

i do not know the story

you are carrying around in your backpack

and keep pulling out to recite to yourself until it seems like your identity,

but i do know

you need to let it go.

i do not know the particular person you were before- how you always preferred espresso over lattes or how greys were never your thing,

i do not know what you went through or put yourself through,

but i do know

you need to let it go.

now.

if only because-

you’ve been holding onto something that died a long time ago, and you- living, breathing, walking here and now- aren’t supposed to weigh yourself down with things that have no life.

drop it now.

you’ll be more than fine.

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2 thoughts on “it needs to be done

  1. Such a relatable poem. You really do know how to pen down some of the most important emotions and predicaments we all grapple with in day to day life.

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