by Carolin Messier


Let go.
Lean back.
Loosen your grip
on what you thought you needed,
on what you couldn’t live without.
It’s gone.
And you’re still breathing
your heart still beats
your eyes still shine
you feel the sun warm your cheeks
your throat, your belly, your thighs
as you drink coffee facing east,
remembering without looking back,
and sink into your chair
into this perfect moment.
Surrender to the here and now-
it is all you’ll ever have
and all you’ll ever need.