Relinquish

I replaced your picture today,

My Friend,

A culling from the shelf,

Amputating you from amongst

The mementos and dusty bric-a-brac.

 

 

I couldn’t take it any longer,

My Friend,

Your smile in my line of sight,

Taunting me daily with a

Whiff of salt air and thirty years of whispered echoes.

 

 

I replaced your picture today,

My Friend,

Cleaving you from the now,

Almost two years gone by

Relegated to your periphery.

 

I couldn’t take it any longer.

My Friend.

I replaced your picture today.

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Relinquish

    1. Think of it as a New Year cleanse, but only do it if you’re ready. It’s a very symbolic move of letting go, or realizing something has drastically changed. That person is still my friend, like all friends you make family for better or worse, but our relationship is in a very low tide at the moment. I put up a very recent, beautiful picture of me and my sister instead. I chose to fill the space with the present rather than the past.

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      1. I think I’m being pulled off a shelf right now, but I can’t bring myself to rekindle the relationship. We’ve grown so far apart. Makes me feel like a failure.

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