I believe I have now loosened the contours
Of my need to always have people sticking by me
Recently letting go has been easy
And I came face to face with the process repeatedly.

Coming in and passing by
I left the gates open for the passers by
For there were mostly those who came and stopped by me
But seldom they stayed and stood by me.

So I let these flow,
Humans and emotions both;
And never put a lock and key
Or a chain of ownership around anybody.

People connect and cut off
They build mountain long distances;
And there were days when I invested myself into climbing mountains,
swimming across the seas;
Now as the depths of the ocean scare my untrained body,
I remain at the shore, stationed at the lone boulevard
waving away at those who leave.

Published by Priya Ratti