if you wish to let go

say 'goodbye dear'
just to call them that
one last time

let your love walk by
their leg like a dog
or hold their hand

gasp when they pass by
in the crowd or grasp onto
the sound of their name

trust the happy memories
believe your own lies
forget how things change

listen to that song
go into that place
or order those drinks

hope for the last word
try to win that game
inside your own head

if you truly wish to let go
do not wish them a thing
but wish for a form for you
to pour down what is left

leave it outside to dry in the sun
and do forget to take it back home
don't worry if it's not pretty
that kind of art takes practice

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